A painting with incised lines highlighting the scene on Cedar or Pine board. The village landscape along the mountainside appears to be a European village. The colors are very earthy in greens, golds and orange. Grooved details add much depth to the picture which is signed by the Artist on the lower border. The bell tower overlooks town cottages, a bridge crossing a river of which there is a row boat tied to piers. The engraved details can be seen in the bricks and thatching of the cottage roofs, greenery of the trees, the cattails and cobble stone bridge.
The craft of pyrography was quite popular during the early 1900's. It is framed by coarse fibrous rope appearing to be hemp, which wraps around the border a couple times. The rope is nailed to the cedar board and knotted at the top, the ends are unraveling (needs a hair cut). The rope frame is glued here and there. The back is simply board, actually two boards. One long board and one very short board were spliced or laminated. The wood has oxidized, a nice old patina. Two small tacks hold the old twisted wire hanger.
This piece was signed by the Artist, in red, Y A something or other, I cannot make out the signature.
There are no scratches in the painting, no damage what so ever, no crazing.
Size: The hand painted picture is long and narrow, measures 16-1/2" x 7-1/4.
Most unique, this painting would be a great addition to a Rustic mountain home decor or a country cottage.
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