American School oil on canvas painting depicting a brook trout, still hooked on the fishing line, on a river bank surrounded by foliage, with a body of water and trees in the background. Unsigned. Old tape reading 14804 en verso of stretcher. Housed in a wooden frame with traces of gilt paint. Sight – 15 1/4" H x 23 3/4" W. Framed – 19 1/4" H x 27 3/4" W. Late 19th/early 20th century. Provenance: the estate of Kent Cathcart, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Overall craquelure, buckling to canvas. Areas of paint loss, largest 2 5/8" x 1/4", to canvas. Two tears, largest 1 1/2", to body of fish, repaired with scotch tape, visible en verso. Areas of loss to frame.
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