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William Frerichs (William Charles Anthony Frerichs, New York/North Carolina 1829-1905) landscape, oil on board, depicting a woman feeding sheep with cows, dog and stream in foreground and more sheep and thatched roof barn and cabin at right with lake and mountains in background, gilt carved frame. Signed "W. Frerichs" lower right. Condition: Very good condition. Blacklighting reveals an inpainted line along left side of barn and into trees and a scratch or old tear in the top left area of sky. Sight: 33 1/2" H x 47 3/8" W. Framed: 47 1/2" H x 61 5/8' W. Late-19th century. Biography (courtesy AskART) – William Frerichs was born in Brussels and came to New York City in 1850. In 1852 he exhibited at the National Academy of Design and was elected to the New York Sketch Club, thus affiliating himself with the Hudson River School of landscape painting. By 1855, he had accepted a teaching position at Greensboro College in North Carolina. He discovered in western North Carolina a wilderness as wild as anything he had seen in NY state and proceeded to capture the scenery around the Blue Ridge Mountains and the French Broad River. Public collections include: Georgia Museum of Art, North Carolina Museum of Art, The Newark Museum of Art.