Old oil on board landscape painting of a dock with several figures in a beautiful lake landscape, nicely framed, signed at lower left by listed upstate New York artist ELBRIDGE J. FENN (1857-1934). Fenn seems to have executed landscapes in oil and watercolor, in the area around the old Skaneateles art colony near the Finger Lakes, west of Syracuse. There is not a lot of biographical information to be gleaned from the net, but he was obviously talented. By repute, this scene was said by a previous owner to be of Skaneateles Lake. The painting measures 16" by 20" (21" by 25" in the attractive frame, which has just a minor loss at upper right corner). There is a sketch of a man, possibly a black man, on the reverse side of the board. It is likely by an unrelated artist. See in my shop a watercolor landscape by Fenn.
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