Enoch Petchey Folk Painting
An exceptional circa 1920 folk art painting by well-documented New Brunswick folk artist Enoch Petchey of Plaster Rock, New Brunswick. Petchey was the father of a Baptist minister and his work can be found in a three-section mural at the Plaster Rock Baptist Church.
This painting we have here was found in New Brunswick is one of about half a dozen known sailboat paintings by Petchey, the most recognizable being the example in the permanent collection of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, also depicted in the book Canadian Folk Art to 1950 by John A. Fleming.
This painting was produced on what appears to be a section of an old tea crate, and the frame is of the period and likely original to the work. Total framed size is 10.5"x17.5".