Attributed to James Howard Burgess (United Kingdom, 1817-1890) oil on canvas painting of figures at the lake or seashore, with dark storm cloud approaching in the distance. One man is astride a donkey while a woman, a child, and a dog sit under the shelter of a large rock; another woman appears to be packing up belongings in the distance and two other small figures are visible along the shoreline in the distance. The name and date "J. Howard Burgess 1840" is incised into the stretcher en verso, and a partially legible inscription at top stretcher appears to read "The Butler's Camp, Storm off ——" . Housed in a later molded giltwood frame. Sight – 21" H x 26" W. Framed – 27 1/2" H x 32 1/2" W. Second quarter 19th century. Provenance: the estate of Dr. Howard T. DeHaven, Columbia, TN. CONDITION: Canvas has been lined. Narrow, 3 1/4" W area of paint loss at rabbet area visible just below frame edge. UV light reveals 1" area of inpainting center right, along shoreline. 4" vertical scratch, upper right quadrant, over shoreline, and 1/2" scratch center along bottom edge by donkey's feet.
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