Beautiful landscape! We are offering this Antique Print of a pastel which was signed by Paul R. Koehler. This piece is in its original frame with original glass. Dates to 1866 - 1909. Measures 37 1/2" x 19 1/2". Good condition, needs the mat to be cleaned or replaced. There is a very small puncture on the top of the painting which could be easily repaired.
Paul R. Koehler, a young American landscape painter of much promise, died, after a two weeks', illness, at Colorado Springs, Col., where he went from the Adirondacks two years ago in the hope of restoring his health, as he had been attacked by consumption.
Born in New York some thirty-four years ago, Koehler developed artistic ability and taste as a boy. His parents being poor, he had no opportunities for study and was entirely self taught. He was obliged to do much commercial work, and his facility in pastels brought him good returns. He had unusual and keen sympathy with Nature, was a good colorist, and had his health not failed, with more opportunity for study would have made an enduring name. The few collectors who knew his work and who have examples of it, prize them highly. The funeral of the dead- artist was held at New Bedford, Mass., where his widow will reside.