This wonderful impressionist oil painting of two mendicant children was done by American artist Conger A. Metcalf (1914-1998). Metcalf was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and later lived in the Boston, Massachusetts area, where he became well known for his unique figure-genre paintings with translucent washes of soft colors. Oil on panel, signed upper right, and housed in a wonderful polychrome gilt wooden Florentine frame. A Karnig Gallery NYC label appears on verso, as well as two other partial exhibition or gallery labels. A .Dimensions: 29 ½” h x 23 ½” w, actual; 38 ½” h x 32 ½” w, framed.
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