Oil on canvas traditional landscape with trees and water, 24" by 30" (30" by 36" framed), signed at lower left by artist A. SPENCER. This bucolic and poetic scene is devoid of human presence. Most likely created in the mid 20th century (see copyright stamp of the artist, and note the age of the canvas and edge staples), this is by a prolific artist, the works of whom appear with some frequency in the northeastern United States. A number of auction houses have consistently inadvertently or intentionally misidentified the artist's similar works as being by an English artist "Augustus Spencer 1860-1924". Obviously this painting was not created before 1924 or anywhere near that date ("1939" is written on reverse but I am not convinced that that is a date of execution). At least one auctioned work by the artist is identified as a scene in Warwick, England. While many if not all of the scenes are of England, it might be prudent to consider that the artist spent time in the United States or was American. Further research should uncover the talented artist's true identity. The painting is in generally good condition, though I note two shallow scuffs in sky at upper left, and there is a very fine craquelure pattern at right center (image of that is very close-up; a casual viewer would barely notice this), and several other minor flaws. The frame is in good condition.
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