Adam Emory Albright (American, 1862-1957) mixed media (gouache/watercolor) on canvas, interior scene painting titled "Embers" depicting two children, one sitting, the other standing, in front of a fireplace. Signed and dated 1914 lower left, additionally titled and signed en verso on partial American Water Color Society label. Partial W. S. Budworth & Son shipping label also en verso. Measurements and artist's name in graphite on back of frame. Hand carved wooden naturalistic frame. 23" x 17 1/2" sight, 27 1/2" x 21" framed. Provenance: the collection of James E. Cowan (1858-1930, whose partial collection formed the basis of the Cowan Collection at the Parthenon Art Museum in Nashville), by descent to current consignor. Biography: Adam Albright was one of the first students at the newly established Art Institute of Chicago from 1881 to 1883 and went on to become a noted landscape, still life, and figure painter, especially of country children. At the Chicago Art Institute, he was a student of Henry Fenton Spread and John Vanderpoel. He also studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts from 1883 to 1886 with Thomas Eakins, and in Paris with Benjamin Constant and also in Munich. He established his studio in Chicago in 1888 and became President of the Chicago Watercolor Club and was a member of the Chicago Academy of Design. (Source: Askart). CONDITION: Excellent condition with very fine craquelure on left side of canvas. Light water marks top right corner. Examined under black light no alterations detected.
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