1st item – Oil on canvasboard painting of a Southwestern style home, covered in snow, signed B Henry or Henry B (possibly Henry Bernahl, England/California, 1900-1984) and titled en verso: Patio Door. Housed in a carved wood frame with a tan linen liner. Canvas size 9 1/2" x 11 1/2", framed 15" x 17". Provenance: a Middle Tennessee collection, purchased by the consignor in the 1970s in New Mexico. Biography (courtesy of Edan Hughes, ARTISTS IN CALIFORNIA 1786-1940): Born in England, Henry Bernahl moved to Australia at age eleven and began a maritime career. After moving to San Francisco in 1927, he worked as a towboat skipper and as a guide on the Balclutha where he maintained a studio and gallery, often painting maritime scenes. For health reasons, he later settled in Nevada City, California where he remained until his death in 1984. 2nd item – Oil painting on textured paper of a mountain landscape, signed lower right Franz Weiss (attributed to Franz Weiss, American/Louisiana, 20th century). Modern giltwood frame with tan mat. 5 5/8" x 9" sight, 14" x 17" framed. Provenance: a Middle Tennessee collection. Condition: 1st item – Light surface grime. 2nd item – Painting in excellent condition; some toning/fading to mat.
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