A later 19th century oil on canvas painting of a wooded creek at sunset in late autumn, two tiny figures on the shore the only sign of man, apparently unsigned, circa 1880, measuring 12" by 18" and 16" by 22" in early 20th century frame. The fiery autumnal hues in the feathery trees remind of works by the likes of Jasper Cropsey or the Canadian artist Cornelius Krieghoff. There is skilled handling of the complex light; the cloud-streaked sunset clouds draw the eye from the shadows of the foreground. No doubt this was created by an artist that would be listed. When acquired the work had two small tears at left center, the longest about 1 1/2". This recently emerged from the restoration studio, fully lined, skillfully repaired, and freshly cleaned. The original stretcher was retained.
American 19th century Hudson River School painting freshly cleaned