This is quite an interesting and pretty oil on board. Signed C H Cunningham it depicts an elderly man and woman preparing for their meal. On the floor a cat is enjoying its meal. The room is sparse and looks to be 18th or 19th century. Embossed as part of the quartered quarter sawn oak frame is the poem by Robert Burns called the Selkirk Prayer or Grace. It reads as follows: Some hae meat and canna eat, And some wad eat that want it, But we hae meat and we can eat, Sae let the Lord be thankit. The story goes that in connection with the poet's visit to the seat of the Earl of Selkirk, that at one of the meals there, Burns was asked to say Grace, and he delivered what is usually styled 'The Selkirk Grace. This is a very interesting piece, circa 1910 I would say and in the tradition of the Arts and Crafts style. In good condition---a black light reveals some minor inpainting but not repairs, etc. Overall size is 36 x 22. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Either email us or your are welcome to call at our store on Friday, or Saturday at 574-594-9100. We will help arrange shipping for you; our experience with large or small has been excellent. We do offer an easy layaway program. Usually just 20% down with the remaining term somewhat negotiable---we try to be very flexible on this. Just email to discuss layaway terms. We guarantee everything we sell to be authentic - no exceptions. We have been in business over 30 years and our reputation is without flaw. Contact us for further information about our store and our online catalog which has photos of all of our current inventory. We normally have additional photos in our catalog. Thanks for looking!