This nicely done oil painting of a Southern country scene with women washing clothes was done by American artist Frank Henry Shapleigh (1842-1906). Shapleigh was born in Boston, Massachusetts and after serving in the Civil War, he studied in Europe and then returned to New England, with studios in Boston and Jackson, New Hampshire, where he became very well known for his White Mountain landscape paintings. Oil on canvas, signed and dated 1874 lower right, and housed in a beautiful giltwood frame. Dimensions: 12 ½” h x 7 ½” w, actual; 22 ¼” h x 17 ¼” w, framed.
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