At the Well, Brittany

At the Well, Brittany
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This is a very fine original painting by American artist Enoch Wood Perry Jr. Oil on board, 11 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches, 1894, signed and dated in the lower right corner, titled on the back, in a beautiful Eastlake period frame. Born in Boston, Perry grew up in New Orleans and as a young man studied art in Germany and in France with Thomas Couture. In 1854 Perry returned to the United States and traveled West where he painted for several years with Albert Bierstandt. Perry was a well regarded landscape painter and portrait artist in his own time; he painted the portraits of many notable figures, including Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S Grant, Brigham Young, and several members of the Hawaiian royal family.