A very pleasing oil on canvas landscape with feathery trees and a lone figure at sunset, the glow of day's end pervading the scene. The work measures 17" by 28" on the stretchers (24" by 36" framed). Viewed up close, there is a naivety and primitive quality in the handling, as seen in the branches and figure; this is not fine, high end Hudson River School work by a listed artist like Cropsey, Bierstadt, Kensett or Gifford. However, from a normal viewing distance, the painting really does come together, appearing to be a finer work. Likely painted in about 1880 to the end of the century, there is no signature nor any other hint on the stretcher as to who might have created this. The frame is likely the original, but it has acquired a number of losses, primarily at right and lower right. It could possibly be repaired, or, the buyer may wish to re-frame. The luminous orange glow makes for an arresting painting. There are a few pinpoint losses and two small pressure dimples at upper left, but they are not of major significance and could be minimized.
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