This is an original oil on paper (attached to thick 1/4 inch paper board) measuring approximately 9 1/16 x 13 5/8 inches attributed to American William Alexander McCord (d-1918). It has similarities to the great Albert Bierstadt. Its last origin was California.A Californian indicated that this is an early view of the North Palisade glacier in the middle Sierra Nevada, probably painted from a knoll above Sixth Lake. Landscape artist, draftsman, designer and engraver born in Cincinnati. McCord was largely self-taught, a friend of Henry Farny, and a founding member of the Cincinnati Art Club. His work appeared regularly in Cincinnati Art Museum and Art Institute of Chicago exhibitions. The first Society of Western Artists was founded by William Forsyth, T. Steele (Brown County Impressionist), J. Ottis Adams, John Elwood Bundy and fourteen other artists in 1896. These impressionist painters were active primarily in the American Mid-west. Other members included Frank J. Girardin, Frank Reaugh and Mathias Alten. The top and bottom are pretty well secured to the board while the left and the right have risen from the board as pictured. The pictured side showing the gap is the greatest separation; the opposite side has far less separation.
The second signature has been digitally enhanced to help you view the signature. Thanks for looking at this fantastic painting.
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