Roy Atherton Davidson (American, b. 1887)
Snowy Landscape of Canton, Massachusetts
Signed and dated "R. A. DAVIDSON 33" l.r.
Oil on canvas, 23 1/2 x 26 1/4 in. (59.6 x 66.6 cm), framed.
Condition: Abrasions, minor scattered losses (primarily to left half of composition), craquelure, surface grime.
Provenance: Gift from the artist to the current owner's mother.
N.B. The College of Art and Design at Lesley University was founded by Roy Atherton Davidson in 1912 as the School of Practical Arts. Roy Davidson - a pioneer in the field of commercial art education - founded the school to train students to become professional artists so they could put their talents to work in rewarding creative fields. The school opened in Davidson's own studio in Boston's Back Bay. Davidson remained the director of the school until 1940. This view is of the current owner's mother's house in Canton, Massachusetts.
Small areas of paint loss in the center left measuring 1 x 1 cm and to the right measuring 0.5 x 0.5 cm. Unstable craquelure in the tree area in the foreground on the left. Fine craquelure in the blue mountains in the background. No evidence of retouch under black light. No further condition issues to report.
Frame dimensions: 28 x 31 in.
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