For your consideration, a western landscape by the listed 19th century painter Charles E. Parker. The painting is in excellent vintage condition and although not dated was painted prior to 1928, most probably between 1900 and 1920. The painting's creator, C.E. Parker is listed in Peter Hastings Falk's reference book, "Who Was Who in American Art, 1564-1975. Noteworthy is the painting's original frame; the frame is identified with its original framer's label, which identifies it as from the workshop of Emma and Edwin Freeman. Emma Freeman was a well-known photographer in Eureka, CA., and her photographs of the local Native American's are in the Smithsonian and other ethnographic collections.
Born in Nebraska in 1880, Emma's parents were homesteaders on a farm where she grew up. In 1902 she married Edwin Freeman in Denver where she was working as a ribbon clerk. The Freemans soon settled in San Francisco where they operated a stationery shop on the corner of Octavia & Union. In her leisure Emma studied painting with Giuseppe Cadenasso. After the earthquake in 1906, they moved north to Eureka where they established the Freeman Art Company. Emma became a pupil there of painter Charles Harmon who often worked in that area. After 1910 she concentrated on photography which she hand-tinted. Mrs. Freeman died in San Francisco on March 27, 1928.
Artist: C. E. Parker (Late 19th century)
Frame 15" x 12" Frame: Freeman Art Company Eureka California
Image 13 ½" x 10 ½"
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