This is a lush, finely detailed landscape by Henry W. Kemper, painted in 1865, signed and dated on the lower left corner. Oil on canvas, 16 x 14 inches, in the original period gilt frame. Kemper paints a very peaceful image of this long forgotten mill. In this verdant summer scene, a traveler approaches the mill from the darkness of the forest just as the sun peeks through passing storm clouds.
This drawing by Muirhead Bone of the French countryside measures 7 3/8 x 11 inches. It is done in graphite and sepia ink on paper, pencil signed "Bone" on the l.r. and comes with its original label. Muirhead Bone was a Scottish artist and an important figure known for his atmospheric, finely detailed landscapes, cityscapes and images of WWI.