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Washington Girard (Tennessee, 1873-1931), two (2) oil on board landscape paintings, the first depicting a house or barn set at the top of a snowy hill, with fence and trees in the foreground; the second depicting a snowy mountain range set in front of a small lake, with trees and spring wildflowers in the foreground. Both signed lower left and framed in the original carved wood frames. Both measure 14 1/2" x 5 1/2" sight, 16" x 7" framed. Biography: William Washington "Wash" Girard was born on Sycamore Creek in Cheatham County, TN and after high school traveled to New York to study under marine painter Edward Moran. Following the death of his girlfriend, he returned to Nashville, where he continued painting and was a prolific writer. "His paintings of beech trees, his favorite theme, were often small and painted on Sycamore Creek or Brown's Creek in the Nashville area. Not overly sentimental, these paintings were praised for their romanticism while remaining realistic." (source: Weesner, "William Washington Girard", Tennessee Historical Quarterly, Spring, 1986). Provenance: a Middle Tennessee estate. Condition: Both paintings with scattered small flakes, most concentrated along each side edge, up to 1/2". Snow scene has 1/4" flake to sky area above cabin. Mountain scene has 1/4" spot center left, about 3" from center of painting. Light stained discoloration to the right of the center of the work in the sky area, not easily removed. Not examined out of frame.