William Emerson (American/Connecticut, 1865-1937) pastel Tonalist landscape, oil on board, depicting four figures at left, mounting a hilltop, with a grove of trees in autumn colors at right. Signed "Emerson" lower right. Remnants of an old label en verso, illegible writing. Framed under glass in a whitewashed molded Rococo style frame with shell and scroll carving. Sight – 21 1/2" H x 29 1/2" W. Framed – 27" H x 35" W. Biography: Born in London, England, William Emerson was an architect and a painter of tonalist landscapes. He was active in Chicago and New Preston, Connecticut. He was a member of the New York Watercolor Club, Chicago Watercolor Club, Chicago Society of Artists, and the Westchester Art Institute and exhibited at the Chicago Art Institute. Sources: Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art" and Glenn Opitz, "Mantle Fielding's Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors, and Engravers". CONDITION: Overall very good condition with areas of craquelure. Some light stains to back of board do not appear to affect image.
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