A lovely 19th century oil on board, likely American. The frame is gilded and has typical, rather attractive wear, appropriate for its age. In this small work, (h. 14.5″, d. 13″, d. 2″), I was attracted to the exceptional handling of the clearing sky over a reflective pond, the sun shining on the wooden fence, as well as composition. The artist’s academic training and competence is reflected in the perfect, quick brush strokes. No restoration. $ 425.