19th Century, American
This is a very fine original painting of grape vines growing over a stone wall by 19th century American artist J. M. Taft. Oil on academy board, 23 3/4 x 17 1/2 inches, c. 1890s, clearly signed in the lower left corner, in what appears to be the original gold frame. With a label from C.F. Chretien & Bro, Buffalo NY on the back. This painting is quite well done, with soft brushstrokes and a great sense of depth.