This is a lovely old oil on board framed in a wood and gesso frame. The scene depicts a lone figure near a small boat standing in the shallows. There is a primitive house and outbuilding on a hill. The sky is dark and cloudless and a pale moon is hanging low on the horizon. The painting appears to be unsigned. The frame is an old wood frame with decorative gesso molding on it. Some of the decorative molding is missing and there is a split in the side of the frame due to age. The frame appears to have been touched up or repainted, but not recently. The frame measures approximately 20 ½" wide and 14" high. The painting measured within the frame measures approximately 15 ½" wide and 9" high. It dates to around the early 1900's. The painting has some paint loss on the top left side. The paint has cracked a little along the bottom edge. There are some spots on the surface that you can see in the photographs. We don't know if the spots are dirt or something spilled on the painting. The painting could do with a professional cleaning.
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