A finely painted landscape by a currently unknown artist, it captures a vibrant scene of a horse-drawn carriage riding along a rough dirt road away from a large town. The subtle eaves of buildings can be seen along the distant horizon as the vehicle approaches a gentleman strolls along the path with a large walking stick while workers toil in the fields beyond. To the left is a small body of water where a figure stands under the shade of a large tree.
The painting is executed in oil on canvas and is signed somewhat illegibly lower left.
This is a very striking and precise piece, skillfully executed with exacting detail and an eye carefully attuned for shadows and use of light in creating drama and mood in a scene with looming clouds overhead pierced only briefly with blue skies hinting through.
Measurements: 15 1/8" H x 20 1/4" W x 1 1/4" D [frame]; 10 3/4" H x 16" W [canvas]
Condition Report: Contemporary frame. Inpainting visible under UV to and around the central tree. Very slight ripple to canvas corners, could perhaps be keyed out at some point.