Henry Pember Smith (American, 1854-1907)
Tranquil Waters by a Rocky Shore. Signed "HENRY P. SMITH" l.r. Oil on canvas, 12 1/2 x 17 5/8 in., framed (under glass). Condition: Small tear with area of paint loss to canvas edge u.l. corner, small tack holes along edges of the canvas from mounting in frame, canvas slightly slack on the stretcher.
Tear and paint loss u.r. corner is likely the result of frame abrasion. Tear measures 1/2 in, with paint loss measuring 3/4 in. The other losses are very small and only along the very edge. The work would benefit from cleaning.
Unattributed partial label from a New York gallery on the back of the frame. Frame dimensions: 18 1/2 x 24 in.
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