Oil on paper painting, 5 1/2" by 3 3/4" (12 1/2" by 9 3/4" framed), signed at lower right by the noted Alaska artist JEANNE LAURENCE. Jeanne Laurence (1887-1980) was the wife of the famous Alaskan artist Sydney Laurence, and the author of the book "My Life with Sydney Laurence". Jeanne was a talented artist in her own right, her reputation overshadowed by her husband's wide renown in Alaska and beyond. Often she painted, in gouache, Alaskan wildflowers, but landscapes in oil are known, and these scarce works do appear from time to time at auctions in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere. This example was found in Southern California. Condition is excellent. The landscape, snow-covered with some open water and a stand of birch, is convincingly Alaskan. A fine prize for the Alaskana collector.
JEANNE LAURENCE (1887-1980) Alaskan art small painting "Frosty Morning" by the wife of famed painter Sydney Laurence