Oil on canvas laid on board, 18" by 12", (25 1/2" by 19 1/2" in its quality gilt frame), apparently faintly signed at lower right and bearing the artist's red estate stamp on the reverse. This is an impressionistic view of a mother or nanny and her two young children, one in a baby carriage, by a well listed painter. Hartley was the granddaughter of famous American painter George Inness, and she was quite connected in the art world, knowing such luminaries as John Singer Sargent, Whistler, and Childe Hassam. She is today best known for her urban genre, social realist street scenes and cityscapes. Born in New York, she studied at the Art Students League, and became a member of the American Federation for Arts and the Pen and Brush Club. Hartley exhibited at the well known MacBeth Gallery in New York. She traveled extensively in Europe, and also in the southern USA (South Carolina and Florida mainly). Condition is excellent; this is ready for the wall. There is some minor wear on the frame that could be touched up. Note the old New York Greenwich Village area art supplier's label affixed to the board. SEE HUNDREDS OF OTHER PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS IN MY SHOP.
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