Original canvas in old. bronze frame. Canvas has few holes almost deliberate in trees. It's called first snow in V something. Signed by R.S. Foster. Feb. 1903
Purchased from A refurbished / antique shopin palmyra ny. The owner said she purchased from an estate in palmyra while back. She did not do a lot if research on it. There is a street called foster street in palmyra not sure if it relates. The painting is of deer. Crossing what appears to be a creek . beautiful colors.
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I've made an exhaustive search of the artist databases we have access to - as well as an internet search - and the name RS Foster isn't finding much, or any clarity on the title.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
American School, early 20th Century
Winter landscape with deer (Possibly First Snow in Vermont)
oil on canvas
21 by 28 inches, in a giltwood frame
signed "R.S. Foster Feb 1903 / First Snow in V--)
CONDITION: appears to be in fair condition with a few small punctures.
PROVENANCE: acquired at an antique store
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