George Faulkner Wetherbee, R.I., R.O.I. (Cincinnati, 1851–1920)
A delightful harvest scene by the sought after American artist George Wetherbee, signed and dated 1880. Possibly one from a set of paintings depicting the four seasons. “Winter”, a similar sized painting from the same period sold at auction for $1700 in 2008.
Born in Cincinnati, his early talent was evident and he was sent to Europe to study in art schools at Antwerp, then London. Wetherbee achieved considerable success exhibiting at the Royal Academy, Suffolk Street and being made a member of the Royal Institute.
Further travel followed to the continent of Europe,with frequent visits to the West Indies. He achieved success in his 40s, with recognition by the distinguished London art societies, and his mastery of colour and light were highly acclaimed. He worked in both oils and watercolour, mostly showing idyllic landscapes with small figures of young people.
Painted on a wooden panel which has split. The painting has been mounted onto a support panel to hold it together. There is contact wear at the top of the painting caused by the frame.
35cm x 24cm (48cm x 37cm framed)
14 x 9.5 inches (19 x 14.5 inches framed)