Samuel Lancaster Gerry (American, 1813-1891)
The Ride of Paul Revere
Signed "S L Gerry." l.r., inscribed by a later hand with alternative title "Midnight Ride of Paul Revere" on the frame.
Oil on canvas, 27 x 22 in. (68.6 x 55.9 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined onto a new stretcher, small loss to c.l. edge, minor retouch, craquelure.
The lining is relatively new and is adhered with glue or resin. There is retouch to the sky, and to a tear or repair near the upper right corner, as well as to a puncture just under 2 inches in diameter at the base of the falls lower right. The varnish, though recently cleaned, is thick and inconsistent, and the area around the signature was left untouched.
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