Oil on wood panel landscape in the Netherlands, 13" by 10" (22" by 19" in old, likely original frame), signed at lower left corner by the listed American artist and illustrator EDWIN H. KIEFER (1860-1931). This antique painting features a classic windmill, and a woman classically dressed, carrying a basket, in the left foreground. The late 19th century work is very dirty; a cleaning would work wonders. There is a long vertical crack in the panel at upper left as shown. Kiefer was born in Port Huron, Michigan and was educated in Detroit. He received art education in Paris with Jean-Paul Laurens and Benjamin Constant at the Academie Julian, and further training at the Berlin School of Design (1895-1896). Today the artist is obscure, though even a quick google search shows the extent of his talents in painting and illustration. There are numerous post cards and chromolithographs featuring Kiefer's works.
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