A PAIR of American oil on board mountain landscapes, each 23 1/2" by 11 3/4" (29 1/2" by 17 1/2" framed), both signed at lower corner A. A. Baker. There does not seem to be biographical information on the Hudson River-inspired artist, who likely painted these in the mid 1880's. It is doubtful that they have ever been cleaned. There is a smell of smoke. One has a 1" puncture of the board (in the tree at right), the pressure having come from the reverse side; the piece remains attached. Frames show the wear of age but they could be worked on with some gold paint. These paintings of the Victorian period await their new homes, perhaps in a woodsy cabin or second home.
PAIR circa 1885 oil landscape paintings signed A. A. Baker