Montgomery Ansell (United Kingdom, 19th century) oil on canvas depicting a country cottage by a lake, with a female figure carrying a pail of water foreground and mountains in the background. Signed lower right "M O Ansell". Housed in a carved rococo style carved gilt wood frame. Sight – 19 3/8" H x 29 1/4" W. Framed – 26 1/8" H x 36 1/8" W. Provenance: The University Club of Nashville, TN. CONDITION: Craquelure issues with embrittled canvas especially on left side, a couple of hairline losses upper left margin. Slight rubbing of canvas to stretchers. Some spot residue lower center margin. Loss to lower left edge of frame, evidence of previous brass plate mid lower frame, crack to upper left edge of frame. See blacklight photo.
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