Oil on masonite, 18" by 24", and frame 2" wide on a side, signed apparently by artist on reverse "Jack Delaney" and titled there "Horse & Buggy/Sheridan Sq.". The work looks to date to the late 1940's or at latest early 50's. The title seems to refer to a bar in a building in the center, the white horse and the buggy also visible on the roof. This is in the West Village area of New York City. The tavern was evidently quite a landmark in its day. The generally somber colors, and the rendering of the figures and buildings are very reminiscent of Ashcan School paintings. I have considered that this might be by important artist Joseph Delaney, but after some research have determined that there is likely no relation to that artist. The painting is lightly soiled commensurate with its age but the buyer would not have to immediately have it cleaned. An interesting historical piece for the New York City collector.
Circa 1940's New York Ashcan School style painting of Horse & Buggy Tavern by artist Jack Delaney