JOSEPH ANTONIO HEKKING (1830-1903) Beautiful oil painting on canvas depicting an American landscape scene, possibly the Detroit area where Hekking lived after 1878. Features a man walking along a dirt path with along a river with livestock on the far shore and church steeple in the background. Would benefit greatly from a professional cleaning as the varnish has darkened over time. Signed lower right “J.A. Hekking”. Framed in a gorgeous period gilt wood frame. Old paper label verso on stretcher reads “Detroit Art Store, East Grand Circus Park, Randall Building, J.E. Hanna - A.W. Ives”. Measures 28in x 22in framed and 17.5in x 11.5in image.