A finely painted work titled at lower right "Culebra Range, Colo.", signed at lower left by artist CARROLL COLBY CHILD (1868-1932). The Culebra Range is in extreme southern Colorado, very near the New Mexico border and not far from Taos. It is noted for Culebra Peak, the southernmost of the so-called "Fourteeners" (Rocky Mountain peaks of at least 14,000 feet summit elevation). Child was born in Weybridge, Vermont after the Civil War. He seems to have painted mostly in watercolor, with many forest interiors suggestive of the Hudson River School. Later in life, he evidently moved to the St. Louis area, where he had a son, late in life. He passed away only a few years later and is buried in St. Louis. Quite possibly during his time in Missouri, he was able to make a trip to Colorado. The artist's works are scarce. There are works online by his hand dated to as late as 1929. Measurements: 9 1/4" by 13", and 15 1/2" by 22" in wood frame with gold inner. Expected wear on frame commensurate with its age.
CARROLL COLBY CHILD (1868-1932) scarce watercolor painting of southern Colorado mountains