A 19thC. Painting of Mount Allison
An exceptional previously undiscovered circa 1870 unsigned naive oil on canvas of Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick. This painting possesses several characteristics that elevate a good naive work -- it's local, it contains identifiable structures, it depicts people, and it depicts animals.
In the painting, there are various figures enjoying the promenade, some appearing to be having lunch or conversing on the grass. Most notable is the well-dressed walking fellow wearing the brimmed hat, likely a professor, holding documents and followed by a dog. At the far right of the picture are several grazing cows.
This painting was found in a Colchester County, Nova Scotia attic. The condition is remarkably good and shows no signs of abuse or restoration, and it is within its original period lemon gilt frame. Painting measures 18"x25". Outer frame dimensions are 26"x33".