A stunning antique 19th century oil painting on board of a country landscape. The artist has created a charming scene in the countryside with a cottage. Along the walkway is a flower garden with hollyhocks, Irises and larkspur. The painting has exquisite soft earthy colors, some muted red, blue, white, violet hues and it has excellent rendering. The atmosphere is serene and peaceful. In the right hand corner, it is faintly signed with the initials, ?HRF. On the back of the painting, there is a paper label which reads, Wadsworth Howland & Co. Boston, Mass. It has a beautiful 19th Century wood gesso frame. Most likely, the origin of the painting is American or English. The frame measures approx. 15 1/4" height and 18 1/2" length. The painting measures approx. 9 1/4" height and 12" length. The condition of the painting is very good with minimal wear.
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