Arthur Diehl (Massachusetts/New York/England, 1870-1929) oil on panel landscape painting depicting a rainy nighttime scene with figures, a horsedrawn carriage, cathedral facade foreground and figures, illuminated street lamps and buildings background. Signed "Arthur V. Diehl" lower left. Housed in ornate gilt carved frame. Sight – 9 1/2" H x 7 3/8" W. Framed – 17 1/4" H x 15 1/2" W. Late 19th/early 20th century. Provenance: the collection of Mr. and Mrs. H.R. Slaymaker, Nashville, Tennessee. Biography: Best known for his sand dune and harbor scenes of Cape Cod, Arthur Diehl was born in England and exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1899. He came to America in the 1890s and became so associated with Cape Cod that Fox Movietone in 1921 made a short movie of him painting at Provincetown. He also had studios in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey; Boston, Worcester, and Truro, Massachusetts; and St. Augustine, Florida. (source: Peter Falk, Who Was Who in American Art). CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. Staining to frame.
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