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Striking Folk Art House Portrait.....SOLD
Found in Maine and very likely painted there, ca. 1840-1860. Oil on canvas board. A most appealing image capturing a pre-Civil War home, with white-walls, brick-red roofing, and bold black window openings and door. The home is framed by a young tree on the left and a pathway smartly angling past the front of the home, intersected by two walkways . The distant hills and valley provide depth and context. The painting would have been commissioned to record the finery of the new home, yet today is a terrific piece of folk art with a composition and colors that speak to a gifted, even if untrained, artist. Fitted to a deeply molded 19th century frame with white-yellow paint that presents the work well. Excellent condition with minor touch-ups; expected craquelure as shown. Substantial scale with overall frame size about 31 inches wide x 25 tall. Eye-catching! HAPPY TO EMAIL HIGH RES PHOTOS.
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