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John Martin Tracy (American/Ohio, 1843-1893) oil on canvas genre painting of a cow and a calf standing outside the entrance of a barn with a hen and chicks at their feet. Signed "J. M. Tracy" lower right. Housed in a period gilt and gesso frame. Sight: 23 1/4" W x 15 1/2" H. Framed: 36 1/4" W x 28 1/2" H. Biography: J.M. Tracy was born near Rochester, Ohio, in 1843 and fought in the 19th Illinois Infantry during the Civil War. After discharge he attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. Over the next few years he worked in California, Chicago, St. Louis and again in Paris. He moved to Greenwich, Connecticut in 1881 and began to paint sporting subjects. He was often called upon to do portraits of dogs. Suffering from a lingering illness, he moved to the milder climate of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, in the late 1880s or early 90s, where he died at the age of 49. Provenance: The collection of Dr. Andrew Wilkerson.
CONDITION: Overall good condition with light craquelure, some light inpainting to cow's right hand side, see black light photos for reference, some abrasion and very inpainting to perimeter of work visible under black light inspection, not effecting subject matter.