Three (3) W. B. Bridge (American, 20th century) oil on canvas paintings. 1st item: Painting titled "-A Road in the Everglades- 1922-" depicting a group of African Americans in an oxen cart driving down a dirt road in Florida, followed by a man and woman, the everglades in the background. Title and date, lower left, signed, lower right. Manufacturer's stamp partially visible en verso. Housed in an off white wooden frame. Sight – 17 5/8"H x 23 3/4" W. Framed – 19" H x 25 1/4" W. 2nd item: Painting depicting a horse and buggy on a dirt road, foreground, a train passing by a factor, middle ground, and a cityscape, background, all below a cloudy grey sky. Signed, lower right. Housed in a gilt and painted wooden frame. Sight – 15 7/8" H x 19 3/4" W. Framed – 20 1/4" H x 24 3/8" W. 3rd item: Seascape painting depicting a man smoking a pipe on a rocky outcropping beside a horse and buggy on the shore, two children playing by the ocean, background. Signed, lower right. Housed in an off white wooden frame. Sight – 16 3/4" H x 22 3/4" W. Framed – 18 1/2" H x 24 5/8" W. All items early 20th century. Provenance: The Estate of Ellen Johnson, Crossville, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Slight craquelure overall with stretcher creases evident top and bottom. Area of loss 2" H x 1" W. lower right corner. Scattered minor losses down left side, largest 3/4" L. 2nd item: Light grime and yellowing varnish. Left side has scratch down entire side. Edges have tacking holes visible. Slightly loose in frame. Areas of loss to frame. 3rd item: Moderate craquelure with impact radiating crackle top left 4" area square. 1/2" L. loss top right. Small brown accretion on horse's right hoof.
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