AMERICAN SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY | VIEW OF THE VALLEY NEAR THE DELAWARE WATER GAP FROM NEW JERSEY
AMERICAN SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY
VIEW OF THE VALLEY NEAR THE DELAWARE WATER GAP FROM NEW JERSEY
inscribed indistinctly James D*little and dated 1851 (lower right)
oil on canvas
30 ¼ x 40 inches (76.8 x 101.6 cm)
The work appears to be unlined and tacked to the original stretchers. There appear to be frame abrasions along the extreme outer edges, and the edges covered in brown paper. Under UV light there appear to be scattered pindots and small spots of inpainting throughout the composition and in the upper left quadrant. There appear to corresponding patch repairs to the reverse of the canvas through the right side of the work and one patch repair along the left margin. The surface of the work is dirty.
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Acquired by the present owner from the above