Ernest Christmas (Australia/New Zealand, 1863-1918) oil on board painting depicting a winter streetscape with figure in a horse drawn wagon and church steeple in the background. Signed lower right. 8 1/4" x 5 1/2" sight, 14" x 11 3/4". Later giltwood frame with carved corners. Provenance: the collection of Mr. and Mrs. H.R. Slaymaker, Nashville, Tennessee. Biography: Ernest Williams Christmas was born in Adelaide, South Australia, but had an international career. He studied art in Paris and lived in England, where he was a member of the Royal Academy. He also painted in Argentina and Chile, and spent time in San Francisco and Hawaii. Between those years, he lived and painted in New Zealand and exhibited most prominently at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts. (source: Askart). CONDITION: Some light grime; overall excellent condition.
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