A 9" by 13" watercolor painting (15" by 19" framed) of a river bounded by vegetation several ducks swimming picturesquely at lower right, signed at lower left by the noted historian and author Edgar Mayhew Bacon (1855-1935) of Tarrytown, New York. The work is titled on an old Hudson Valley Art Exhibition exhibition label "Ashley River, Near Charleston S.C. $35.00". Bacon was a noted historian and author. Among works he penned were "Chronicles of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow" (1897), "Henry Hudson and His Times" (1907), "The New Jamaica" (1890), "Narragansett Bay; Its History and Romantic Associations and Picturesque Setting", and "Notes on Nassau: the Capital of the Bahamas", among others. Bacon was apparently interested in travel and geography. It is less known that he was apparently an artist. This charming work of southern art includes some Spanish Moss hanging from a tree at left.
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