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 pencil drawing by Dexter Dawes measures 8 3/8 x 11 inches, done on a gray, medium weight drawing paper. Dawes summered in Marlboro, NH, with its majestic views of Mt. Monadnock, where many of his inspirations for his drawings, paintings and lithographs came from.