This picture really takes you back. Painted in 1945 when WWII was coming to an end. You see a solider entering a building. This is great watercolor. I see no tears, foxing or damage on this piece. The mat has yellowed over the year but still looks nice and the 1940’s frame has really light wear. The painting is signed on the lower left and titled, Crystal River, Fla. It is also dated 8/10/1945. The watercolor is on paper and measures inside the mat about 13-1/4 inches wide and 9-1/4 inches tall. In the original frame it measures 18-1/4 inches wide and 15-1/4 inches tall. If you would like new paper backing please let me know and I will have it added at no extra cost. Crystal River is a city in Citrus County, Florida, United States. Was the location of a temporary military base during WWII. The population was 3,108 in the 2010 census. (3,485 in 2000). According to the U.S Census estimates of 2012, the city had a population of 3,055. The city was incorporated in 1903 and is the self professed Home of the Manatee. Crystal River Preserve State Park is located nearby, and Crystal River Archaeological State Park is located in the city's northwest side. Crystal River is at the heart of the Nature Coast of Florida.
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F B Mitchell, Crystal River Florida Watercolor Works on Paper 1945 Signed by Artist