Two (2) Washington Girard (Tennessee, 1873-1931) oil landscapes, likely Tennessee scenes. 1st item: Oil on board landscape painting, attributed to Washington Girard, depicting a stream flowing between several beech trees, with forest in the background; most trees and bushes with leaves just beginning to turn autumn colors. The surface of the painting has been covered with a dark varnish that obscures the signature, lower left. Silver-gilt molded frame with acanthus carved corner elements, Lyzon Gallery (Nashville, TN) framing label en verso. Sight: 15 1/2" H x 19 1/2" W. Framed: 20 1/2" H x 24"W. 2nd item: Oil on board sunset landscape painting depicting a stream surrounded by trees in autumn colors and a rocky bank. Signed lower left "Girard." Float mounted in a bronze-finished wood frame with carved floral decoration at corners. Lyzon framing label en verso. Panel: 10" H x 12 7/8" W. Frame: 13 1/2" H x 16 1/2" W. Provenance: private Middle Tennessee collection, both purchased from the estate of a Cheatham County, Tennessee resident who had owned them for more than 30 years. CONDITION: 1st item: warping to board causes it to bulge slightly in center; Narrow 8"L line of inpainting visible under UV light at center. 2nd item: some light craquelure, scattered minor wear at edges, one spot upper left edge possibly overpainted, about 1/2"L. Note: both paintings have their backs covered with cardboard and glued-on thick paper, which we have not attempted to remove, and some small chips/abrasions to frames.
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