Wilhelm Theodore Eilerts (Kentucky, late 19th Century) large oil on canvas of cows gathered under a tree with nearby stream. Signed lower right margin and dated "1886". Housed in the original carved and molded gilt and gesso wood frame (with later added paint). Sight – 32" H x 59" W. Framed – 43 1/4" H x 89 3/4" W.Note: Wilhelm Eilerts was an artist working in central Kentucky in the late 19th century. Little is known about his background or training, but much of his known work consists of sporting and equine subjects rendered in a folky manner. Provenance: Found in the home of Jason Walker of Richmond, KY, built around 1865. Condition: Inpainted tear running a horizontal line in largest cloud, scattered losses to lower middle and right margin edge, tear to upper right sky (approx. 1 1/2"), frame with later gold paint.
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