Portrait of a boy and a dog in a landscape oil on canvas 43 x 29in (109.2 x 73.5cm)
The composition of this painting, with its full-length child subject standing at the foreground against a landscape and framed by foliage, is characteristic of several works by, as well as attributed to, Susan C. Waters of New York and Pennsylvania. Flowers and hats were favorite props, and this portrait includes both.
For more information about Susan C. Waters, see Colleen Cowles Heslip, "Susan C. Waters," Antiques, (April, 1979) and Colleen Cowles Heslip, "Mrs. Susan C. Waters, 19th Century Itinerant Painter," exhibition catalog, Bedford Gallery and Arnot Art Museum, 1979.
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