[unattributed, possibly Wesley A W Johnson [?-?]]
The long ride, ca.1880
Oil on canvas
6 x 7 inches [unframed] | 10 x 11 inches [framed]
Signed at lower right and dated : ‘[illegible]’.
Unrestored original condition. No repairs or restoration. Period original gilded frame.
Images of sled riding were popular beginning in the 1850s in America. Artists like Currier and Ives shot to fame creating prints with this theme that endure even to this day. The long ride, ca.1880 is by an unknown artist, possibly Wesley A W Johnson (?-?) of Columbus, OH a painter. The image depicts a working class version of the popular theme with the horse attached with a field plow apparatus than the horse and buggy version made popular by Currier and Ives.
2020 ( David Smernoff, New Haven, CT and New York, NY ) ;
ca.1880 Wesley A W Johnson (?-?) [possibly], the artist .
2020 David Smernoff, New York, NY, “Tiny moments : the life of genre painting”, November 15 – December 31.