This wonderful watercolor of a Maine view with a canoe was painted by American artist Frank Weston Benson (1862-1951). Benson was born in Salem, Massachusetts and went on to study in Boston at the Museum School of Fine Arts and later with Julian Lefebvre and Gustave Boulanger at the Academie Julian in Paris. Benson was well known for his impressionist landscapes and seascapes, and etchings of hunting scenes. Watercolor on paper, signed and dated 22 lower left, titled “The Thoroughfare,1922” on verso gallery label, and housed under glass in a beautifully decorated giltwood frame. Dimensions: 13 ¾” h x 19 ½” w, actual; 23 ½” h x 29 ⅜” w, framed.
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