Trees by Path and River Watercolor by Listed Artist Allen Fontaine
Beautiful watercolor and gouache on paper landscape painting by listed American artist Allen Fontaine. In this atmospheric impressionistic painting, the painter depicts a stand of trees with fall foliage turning colors by a path and a winding river in the foreground with luminous sky and a meadow and hills in the distance. The artist has signed this piece on the bottom to the left of center. It is framed under glass in its original carved wood and gilded frame which measures 18.5"h x 26.5"w, frame is in excellent condition. Allen S. Fontaine was born in Princess Anne, Somerset Co., Md. (1861 - 1962). He was a New York artist who was known for his landscape paintings and was employed by Macy's as a landscape painter. Fontaine died at the age of 101, in 1962 in New York.