Russell Smith (American, 1812-1896)
Initialed and dated "R.S./1869" l.r., identified on a label from Vose Galleries of Boston affixed to the frame backing.
Oil on canvas, 12 x 18 in. (30.5 x 46.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, scattered retouch, craquelure.
Provenance: A Massachusetts estate.
The lining is wax and has a solid support between the old and new canvases. There are several dots and dashes of retouch to the sky, and some slightly larger dashes and strokes to the trees at right.
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