PAIR of watercolor paintings of young women, one walking on a path, appearing very young, sweet and naive, a pitcher in hand (possibly a milk maid), the other a more sophisticated lady in a sun bonnet and elegant dress, watering can in hand, attending to her potted geraniums. Although the works themselves are of the same size, and frames are identical in style, the frames differ slightly in size. The lady in bonnet measures 12" by 7 3/4" (19 1/2" by 15 1/2" framed), the other, 12 1/4" by 7 3/4" (21" by 17 1/2" framed). Both watercolors are very fresh and clean. They likely date to about the year 1900. The artist, ALICE KERR-NELSON HIRSCHBERG (1856-1930), was born of noble parentage in England. She married artist Carl Hirschberg in America; he was one of the founders of the Salmagundi Club. They had a son, George Laurence Nelson, who became a well known American painter in his own right, from Connecticut. Some of Alice Hirschberg's works have reached five figures at auction. She worked in illustration, landscape, portraiture, and interiors. Works were exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, Boston Art Club, and National Academy. The artists all worked primarily in the northeastern part of the country.
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