Arthur Diehl (Massachusetts/New York/England, 1870-1929) oil on canvas painting depicting a Venetian canal with boats and gondolas in the background and gondolier in boat in the foreground. Signed lower left. Housed in giltwood frame with painted rabbet edge. Sight – 8 3/8" H x 11 3/8" W, Framed – 14" H x 17" W. 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 studies in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey; Boston, Worcester, and Truro, Massachusetts; and St. Augustine, Florida. (source: Peter Falk, Who Was Who in American Art). CONDITION: Excellent condition.
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