Oil on board impressionist style painting depicting the home of the Richard Alexander family in Dixon Springs, Tennessee. A white frame house is partially visible at left behind a fence and numerous trees, while at right is a river with boat floating by. En verso is a handwritten note: "Home of Dr. Richard Alexander Dixon Springs Tennessee. A student in Cumberland Law School was commissioned to paint this and lived with the Alexanders until it was completed." Unsigned. Housed in an antique giltwood and composition molded frame. 11" x 13" sight, 13" x 15" framed. Accompanied by two cabinet card period photographs of the Alexander home, one from a distance, the other of the front porch with family members (note on verso: Alexander Anderson sitting on steps). The older couple sitting in chairs is likely James Alexander and his wife Sarah Brevard Donoho Alexander (whose sampler is included in this auction); note on back of wider view reads "Four Alexander sisters: Mariah, Nan, Clara, Cynthia (all daughters of James Alexander). Circa 1870. Condition: Painting has some scratches and possible later added marks (possibly from a marker) to the river; small losses to frame. Photos have fading, discoloration and some scattered stains.
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