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.
"Marshes" is an atmospheric landscape by Sydney MacKenzie Litten done in an edition of 80. It measures 7 7/8 x 14 3/4 inches and is pencil signed on the lower margin. While attending the Royal College of Art in London, Litten became a pupil of Frank Short, who is credited with the revival of the messotint and aquatint process in England. Litten became well known for his landscapes and their sense of space and his architectual views. Living in London he became the Senior Master at the St. Martins School of Art.