Antique Oil Landscape of California Cascades c.1900 (2.5lbs.) (H)14in. x (W)24in. x (D)1.5in. For those who have come to appreciate the virtue and beauty of American Impressionism and its broad spectrum of works, this lovely Piece of Antique Art will certainly garner both attention and respect; as well as make for a splendid addition to one's collection of treasured Folk Art. The Piece is an Antique, Oil on Canvas, Landscape of the California Cascades. The Cascades Mountain Range extends from the Canadian Province of British Columbia, Southward to the American State of California. This Landscape depicts the most Southern region of the Cascades and manages to capture the tranquil beauty of the region, while still offering optimum, optical, appeal with its rich colors and vibrant subject matter. The Oil Landscape embraces the Artist's impressions of the Mountain & Lake scene, with efficient use of spatial symmetry, color, and aggressive brushstrokes. The Canvas is vividly illuminated by an ornate, intricately designed, Gilded, Wooden Frame. The conspicuous Frame not only enhances the aesthetics of the Piece, but reinforces the integrity of the Canvas as well. The condition of the Painting is noteworthy. There's no chipping or craquelure to the Paint, and the front of the Frame compliments the Piece very well. The Backside of the Piece shows some age related wear, but does so in such a way that lends to the authenticity of the Antique Artwork. Shop records indicate the Piece was completed sometime around the turn of the 20th Century & was acquired via an estate sale in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Antique Oil Landscape of California Cascades is stored in a: dry, secured, smoke-free, environment, and will be a great Piece of Antique Artwork for collection and display.
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