Paintings, Pair, Mrs. Susan M. Waters, Landscapes Featuring Cows and Sheep

Both signed, “Mrs. Susan M. Waters”, one dated 1885

Paintings, Pair, Mrs. Susan M. Waters, Landscapes Featuring Cows and Sheep

Cows and sheep on a hillock adjacent to a stream before a mountain vista and pleasant clouded blue sky.

Susan (Moore) Waters, a self-taught artist (1823-1900) was born in Binghamton, New York, her family moved to Friendsville, Pennsylvania where she was raised. Albeit self-taught she enjoyed and demonstrated enough talent and skill to earn her tuition in seminary school by producing natural history drawings for one of her instructors.

During her artistic career of nearly 60 years, her oeuvre included two different bodies or work; she is well-known for her early naively-rendered portraits. Waters would eventually become a successful still-life and animal painter, displaying a level of proficiency rarely achieved by folk painters. Her highly accomplished still-life paintings and animal pictures were in demand as fashionable parlor ornaments.

Mrs. Waters exhibited in the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia; her work is represented in the collections of the New York State Historical Association, Wiltshire College, Newark Museum, Cortland County Historical Society, and the Arnot Art
Museum among others.

Item Date: 1885

Estimated Year: 1885

Measurement: 52" x 36.25" each

Material: Oil on canvas, One of the original stretchers retains label of Janentzky & Co., 1125 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

Item Condition: Excellent condition save for a trivial small three-corner tear in cloud

Price: $24,500

SKU 1353-28

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