Attributed to Jacob Maentel (1778-1863) Lancaster, Pennsylvania or New Harmony, Indiana
Watercolor, pen and pencil on paper
16” x 14 ¾”; in original gilded frame, 22” x 20 ¼”
Provenance: Dargate Auction Galleries, Pittsburgh, PA, 1 June 1997; Private NY Collection
There are few exterior scenes painted by Jacob Maentel as powerful and direct as this watercolor. Both the size of the paper and the execution of the subject matter add to its importance.