William McKendree Snyder (1848-1930)
Southern Indiana Beeches
Oil on Canvas
12 x 18 inches
Signed lower right
Cleaned and conserved. Housed in a custom, hand-finished reproduction frame with 23K gold leaf.
This painting was featured in our weekly email on 2/26/2016 along with the following gallery comments:
William McKendree Snyder was born in 1848 in Liberty, Indiana and grew up in Madison, Indiana where he took to art (and the study thereof) at an early age. In the 1870s, he studied with some of the most prominent American instructors of the day and his style evolved to resemble the Hudson River school. Residing in Madison during most of his adult life, Snyder was among the first artists to exploit Brown County, Indiana for painting opportunities in his overall prolific output of Southern Indiana landscapes. Today’s piece Southern Indiana Beeches is a very representative example featuring Snyder’s go-to subject matter and style: an interior forest rendered with realistic precision. The thousands of autumn beech leaves are fairly jumping off the canvas. The painting has been cleaned and conserved and is in excellent condition. The frame is a custom reproduction meant to channel turn-of-the-century styles, hand-finished with a 23K gold lip. A nice example from a 19th century Madison, Indiana realist.
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