Two (2) Francesco J. Spicuzza (Wisconsin, 1883-1962) impressionist oil on board paintings. 1st item: Landscape painting depicting a pond surrounded by small cliffs and trees with a low mountain range in the background, illuminated by the early morning sun and rendered in a heavy impasto technique. Signed "Spicuzza" lower right. Housed in a wooden frame. Sight – 23 1/2" H x 29 1/2" W. Framed – 30 3/8" H x 36 1/4" W. Early/mid 20th century. 2nd item: Bust length portrait painting of a contemplative brunette woman in a white blouse, holding her head in her left hand. Signed "Spicuzza" lower right. Housed in a gilt wood frame. Sight – 10 1/2" H x 8 1/2" W. Framed – 14" H x 12 1/8" W. Early/mid 20th century. Provenance: The Estate of Mrs. Frank Wood, Evansville, Indiana and Dickson, Tennessee, purchased in 1986 at Minton's Auction of the Zeier estate. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Board does not fit in frame, top left. Two areas of paint loss, largest 1/4", center right edge.
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