A fine little painting of two figures in colorful traditional garb posing beside a rural well with a steel pulley rigged on a rustic pole hoist over a well. They draw water to fill jars on the dusty ground. The work is signed twice in the lower right "Lathrop", once in black and once in a light brown script. Remaining on its original lining, it is a fine early depiction of Arizona.
Private collection; formerly acquired from Frank S. Schwarz & Son, Philadelphia [original label retained]
Measurements: 13 1/2" H x 10 1/2" W x 1 3/8" D [frame]; 8" H x 5 1/8" W [canvas]
Condition Report: Edge wear to the contemporary frame with some gilt losses. Trace grime to surface (we can arrange conservation upon request; contact for a quote). Under UV, a few spots of touch up in the sky, edge touch ups along the top and bottom edges, fresh varnish. Original lining.