Artist: William Keith (Scottish-American, 1838-1911)
Signed: W. Keith 11-88, lower right.
Subject: Pastoral scene. Cattle at water, barn, figure and dog beneath a tree.
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Mounted in gilt frame with old label from frame shop located in San Francisco.
Dimensions (height x width):
12" x 29 1/2" (image sight)
18" x 35 3/4" (frame)
Provenance: This item is on consignment to Canvas & Kiln from the current owner, whose parents purchased it in 1979 at Saake's Art Gallery in Oakland, CA. Buyer will receive this receipt with their purchase.
Condition: Overall craquelure, and it appears the canvas has been reinforced at back with a brown paste. Please see photos for detail. Frame has normal wear consistent with age.
About the artist: William Keith is associated with the American Barbizon School and is known for his Tonalist California landscapes. His work can be found in many museums including:
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
de Young Museum, San Francisco
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
1888 William Keith Original American Barbizon Pastoral Oil on Canvas
American Barbizon School, Tonalist