Sun, May 1, 2016 11:00AM EDT - Mon, May 2, 2016 11:00AM EDT
Henry Ward Ranger (American, 1858-1916), "Connecticut Landscape"- 1900, oil on canvas, indistinctly signed and dated lower left. Pastoral landscape painting with loose, impressionistic rendering depicting a pond in the foreground that reflects a nearby group of trees; beyond the pond two field hands work near a stone fence that encircles a large cattle field; two cows can be seen at the far end of the stone enclosure; with cumulus clouds dotting blue sky overhead. Framed approximately 37" x 44.75". Unframed approximately 28.25" x 36.25". Note: alternate artist spellings include "Henry Ranger". Henry Ward Ranger is regarded as the leader of the Tonalist movement in America and was a central figure in the establishment of the Old Lyme, Connecticut art colony in 1899. Copy of purchase invoice from Fine Art Advisor Alanna Rathbone (Connecticut) available upon request.
Painting is re-lined. Paint surface apparently stable. Scattered losses to margins commensurate with frame rubbing. Under black light examination, scattered in-painting noted in sky, most notably in upper left quadrant. Small, circular area of in-painting at top center, treated to verso with patch to canvas, not distracting. Back-to-front impression at center of canvas, consistent with contact with stretcher, not distracting.