Old, antique oil on fine weave canvas laid on board painting of trees, distant small structures and a wooden footbridge in the foreground crossing a stream, 17 3/4" by 23 3/4" (23" by 29" as framed), apparently unsigned, and likely executed at the end of the 19th century. The rather naïve painting is very mellow and easy to live with; a classic antique American old landscape. The surface is evenly soiled, consistent with age, giving the painting that old patina. I believe that some areas at center left to the left of the bridge, which might appear to be worn and devoid of paint, were intentionally left unpainted by the artist. The frame is later than the painting by a number of decades. There are significant losses at top and at corners as shown. A circa 1940's label of Wunderly Galleries, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is affixed to the backing.
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