AMERICAN SCHOOL (LATE 19TH / EARLY 20TH CENTURY) FOLK ART PAINTING, oil on canvas, a moonlit campfire scene, signed "M. Petrie" lower right. Old ink-inscribed label attached to stretcher verso "Presented to my old friend George Ricar for his many acts of kindness to me during our long [history] of companion -[ship] as fisherman/ [M] L. Petrie". Housed in a modern gold-painted frame. Late 19th/early 20th century. 25 1/2" x 15 1/2" OA. Provenance: Property from the estate of John R. Salak, Amissville, VA.
Several areas of damage and repair with associated retouching to paint.