Helen LaFrance (Kentucky, b. 1919) oil on plywood paneling board landscape, depicting a farm with multiple figures and animals. A woman in sunbonnet with two children and a cat step along a path leading past a clothesline and flower garden to a frame house surrounded by trees. In the background is a large barn with wagon, donkeys, and cattle in front. Signed lower right and dated ’88. 24″ x 35 5/8″ sight, 26″ x 37 1/2″ framed. Provenance: Consignor was related to the artist by marriage and acquired this painting directly from the artist. Alternate spelling: Helen La France. CONDITION: Some darkening/grime to varnish layer, particularly visible in sky area; two extraneous 1/8″ white paint drips to upper and lower right quadrants, 3″ abrasion to lower right quadrant along road, two 1/2″ scratches to paint near right edge (near fence), 4″ area of light exfoliation along right frame edge in trees.
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