n.d. Oil on canvas, 14″ x 24″. Framed in Compound Mitered frame No. 348—2-1/4″ + subframe 408—1-3/8″ (3-1/2″ total width), in quartersawn white oak (Dark Weathered Oak stain).
Thaddeus Welch (1844-1919) was one of the great historic California landscape painters. The customer looking to free this classic bucolic hillside scene from a typical period compo frame which he rightly judged to be pretentious and unsuitable to the rustic spirit of the painting. We set it in a new quartersawn white oak frame in a dark stain matching the shadows and sympathetic with the forms of the hills, with simple fine beading to pick up the delicate line work in the painting (especially the trees)—and much more suitable to the spirit of nature that so moved Welch.