Attrib. Harvey Joiner (Kentucky/Indiana,1852-1932) oil on canvas-wrapped board, landscape depicting two trees in a forest, one bathed in sunlight, the other in shadows. Ornate giltwood molded frame with brass nameplate, housed inside a black shadowbox frame. Board 8" x 6", giltwood frame 15" x 13", shadowbox frame 14-1/2" x 16-1/2". Provenance: Kentucky collection. Biography (courtesy Who Was Who In American Art): A painter, Harvey Joiner did portraits including the first five governors of Indiana and also worked in St. Louis where it is thought he studied with David Hoffman. At age 16, he began sketching scenes of African-Americans on the Mississippi River Boats, and by 1880, he had established a studio in Louisville, Kentucky and specialized in scenes of Kentucky beech woods. He also painted allegorical subjects. Condition: Canvas laid down on board, small losses and hairlines to gilt frame and small minor abrasions to shadowbox.
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