Gilbert Gaul (NY/TN/NJ, 1855-1919) oil on board, impressionistic landscape depicting a cottage, possibly French Creole, raised on piers with steep thatched roof. The architecture is reminiscent of vernacular houses in Louisiana as well as the area around Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. Signed lower left “G Gaul”. Later carved and giltwood frame. 12-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ sight, 17-3/4″ x 13-3/4″ framed. Biography (courtesy Askart: The Artists’ Bluebook): New Jersey born Gilbert Gaul studied at the National Academy of Art and the Art Students League and was a member of the National Academy of Design. He worked as an illustrator for Harper’s Monthly and made numerous trips West to record visual images during the late 1870s, often living on Army posts and with Indian tribes. Gaul maintained studios in New York City and Nashville, Tennessee, where he made paintings based on these studies. In the 1880s, he was among a group of 11 artists commissioned by the Federal Government to illustrate the Eleventh Census of 1890. He also traveled and painted in Mexico and South America. Condition: Excellent condition, cleaned.
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