Gladys Nelson Smith (District of Columbia/Kansas/Maryland, 1890-1980) oil on canvas landscape painting titled “Witches Wood” depicting an anthropomorphised tree with the face of a witch standing apart from a small thicket, with a field, a lake, and a village, background. Signed with monogram “GNS” lower left. Titled with artist’s name and dates, en verso. Housed in a gilt wood frame with carved rose running pattern and a leaf and dart rabbet edge. Sight – 13 1/2″ H x 19 1/2″ W. Framed – 23 3/4″ H x 29 1/2″ W. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Few areas of rubbing, paint loss, largest 2 1/2″, to edges of canvas. Areas of loss, largest 4 1/2″, to gilt on frame.
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