Attributed to Alfred Kappes (New York/Virginia, 1850-1894) oil on canvas genre scene depicting a man seated on an upturned barrel in a barn interior, shucking corn, with corn cobs, shucks, and corn scattered about the floor. Unsigned, but placard on frame lower edge reads "Alfred Kappes". Housed in an ornate gilt and gesso carved frame with projecting corner ornaments. Sight – 23 1/2" H x 35 1/2" W. Framed – 49 1/2" H x 37" W x 4 1/2" D. CONDITION: Overall craquelure to canvas. Large old patch repair, lower edge center en verso. Blacklight photo reveals repair and some inpainting in same area. Losses to canvas lower left and upper right edges. Slight gap between canvas and frame lower left corner. Frame with scattered abrasions and losses, primarily to the corners. See blacklight photo.
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