Gustave Adolph Wiegand (New York/Germany, 1870-1957) impressionist oil on canvas autumn landscape depicting a dirt path winding through low hills, past a figure and three sheep, to a body of water. Hills are visible in the background under a pink-tinted early morning or late afternoon sky. Signed "Gustave Wiegard" lower right. Pencil inscription, possibly a title, "Ruby Autumn Tints," en verso of stretcher. Housed in an American early 20th century style giltwood frame with carved corner decoration. Sight – 23 1/2" H x 37 1/2" W. Framed – 27 3/4" H x 41 3/4" W. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. Biography: Born in Germany, Gustave Wiegand studied at the Royal Academy and in Berlin and Dresden before coming to America. He exhibited, and won a medal, at the World's Fair in St. Louis in 1904, and later, a prize from the National Academy of Design. He was a member of the National Arts Club, the Allied Artists of America and of the New York Society of Painters. His work is in the collection of the Brooklyn and Newark Museums. (Source: The New York Herald Tribune obituary, Nov. 6, 1957). CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Frame with a few areas of loss, largest 3 3/4".
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