Charming 19th Century American School oil on canvas landscape painting attributed to Frederick A. Butman depicting a log cabin in the woods, small figures, horses, cattle and a dog in a country road. Frederick A. Butman (1820-1871) was a self taught artist born in Gardiner, Maine where he owned a drugstore. He moved to San Francisco in 1857 in the aftermath of the California Gold Rush. Butman's landscape paintings sold, during his lifetime, for record prices in gold and continue to sell in major international auction houses. His work was exhibited in the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C. (c. 1998 - 1999) and published in the accompanying book "Art of the Gold Rush." The style and subject of this painting is consistent with Butman's early work c. 1859. Unsigned, reverse of canvas has a large manufacturer stamp that appears to say: "F. Weber & Co. Artist's materials & supplies," a Philadelphia retailer in business since the mid 1800's. Comes in a later gilt wood frame. In good used condition with imperfections, lining and inpainting as shown. Provenance: Pennsylvania estate. Professionally packed and shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: Frame: 24.4" by 18.5" (62 cm by 47 cm); Visible Image: 23.2" by 15.4" (59 cm by 39 cm); approximately.