This large Watercolor "Mending the Nets" was painted by Francis William Von Vreeland, an American artist (1879-1954), CA.1910.
A large painting in its original Arts & Crafts Wood frame (in Metal Leaf finish), and under glass.
The overall size is approx.33" x 25", and the sight size is approx.28" x 20".
In the early 1900's Vreeland worked at the Rookwood Pottery Co., and studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy. He studied in Paris at the Academie Julian and in 1911 he exhibited his work at the Paris Salon.
Returning to New York, he studied with George Bridgman at the Art Students League. He became art director of the NY Aeolean Co., and Associate Editor of "American Printer".
In the mid 1920's he moved to Hollywood California, and was active as a decorator, painter, lecturer and writer, also a member of the California Art Club, the Artist Council of LA, Artists Ceramic Society of Southern California. (Source: "Artists in California, 1786-1940").
An interesting large "genre" interior scene, with baby helping Mother to mend the fishing nets!
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