Unsigned, untitled, and undated late 19th century folk art landscape oil painting of El Capitan, Yosemite National Park, California.

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Published by perhaps circa 1880-1900
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Original oil painting on canvas. Frame dimensions approximately H 26 inches x L 20 inches. Visible image area approximately H 21.5 inches x L 15.5 inches. Unsigned and untitled as well as undated but, per painting style and general patina/age, probably circa 1880 to 1900. Acquired from the multi-generational Cabaniss estate (the most notable member being attorney Septimus D. Cabaniss, 1815-1889) of Huntsville, Alabama but no further provenance known. Despite origins from a prominent southern family, the painting's subject matter is undoubtedly the unmistakable vertical monolith of El Capitan at California's Yosemite National Park rather than a bucolic scene somewhere along the more local Tennessee River which, of course, meanders through north Alabama. Center foreground image of two figures and boat on the Merced River with El Capitan rising in background against pink and blue sky plus trees at right and left. As El Capitan rises on the painting's right side, the viewer's perspective must be a languid spot on the Merced south of the iconic mountain. Deft folk art style executed with some charm. Painting offered as found with slender chips of surface paint loss and pronounced stretcher marks at painting's left and right sides. The painting is in need of a good cleaning and some restorative effort. Please call or email for further information and jpeg images. Requisite shipping and insurance will be additional above AbeBooks.com's preset rate. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Unsigned, untitled, and undated late 19th ...
Publisher: perhaps circa 1880-1900

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