This wonderful still life is by Laura D S Ladd ,she was born in Philadelphia in 1863. She studied at the Philadelphia School of Design for Woman and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. This painting was painted on Masonite ,she used the rough side of the board and used the gold paint to create a mat for the painting ,which creates a very unusual texture. The size is 30 X 24 ,it is signed lower left ,over all size is 34 1/4 X 28 1/4 and is housed in a labeled Newcomb Maklin frame.
Still life by Laura D S Ladd