Springtime, Chesham NH
Oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches, c. 1890, signed "WP Phelps", in a period gilt frame. Phelps was known as the "Painter of Monadnock." He lived most of his life in Dublin, NH, with the exception of several years he spent studying art in Europe. He painted many scenes of the area landscape of farms, fields and forests, most of which set against the backdrop of the majestic Mount Monadnock.