A pair of two (2) Andrew Melrose (Scottish/American, 1836-1901) oil on board landscape paintings. 1st item: View of Bothwell Castle in Scotland, sitting on a steep bank above the River Clyde. A group of figures with a small sailboat gathers on the opposite bank. Signed lower left "A Melrose". 2nd item: Scene of a bridge over a small body of water, leading to a village on one side with mountains in the background. Signed lower left "A Melrose". Both paintings matted and housed in later giltwood frames with plaques stating artist name and life dates. Both paintings: sight – 9 3/8" H x 13 1/4" W, framed – 14 1/4" H x 18" W. Provenance: the estate of Dr. Howard T. DeHaven, Columbia, TN. CONDITION: Both paintings wax lined. Each with scattered exfoliation. 1st item: Slight craquelure to sky. 2nd item: UV light shows scattered infill painting around rooftops, bridge, and large tree to the left of the bridge. One area (1 1/2" dia.) next to same tree, appears to be a patch repair with overpainting. Slight craquelure to sky and areas of brown paint.
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