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Mother & Child Oil Painting, Francis W. Vreeland, Interior Genre, 19th c

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Mother & Child Oil Painting, Interior Genre, German, w/Original Rococo Frame, 19th century
This is an original oil painting of a mother and child from the artist, Francis William Vreeland(1879-1954), American artist, in the 19th century and framed in original Rococo period frame from the 18th century. As an interior genre, the imagery depicts indoor family life and interactions between the mother and her child, who holds a hoop, used for play. The mother holds what appears to be a bird cage as the child curiously looks inside. This painting is signed by the artist.

Francis William Vreeland(1879-1954)

Born:  1879 - Seward, Nebraska

Died:   1954 - Los Angeles, California

Known for:  Landscape, coastal views, figure

Name variants:  Francis William Van Vreeland
Known as a watercolorist, Francis Vreeland worked in Hollywood from the
1920s. In the early 1900s, he worked at Rockwood Pottery Company and
while employed there studied at the Cincinnati art Academy. Then he
continued his studies in Paris at the Academie Julian and the Art
Students League in New York with George Bridgman.

He was born in
Seward, Nebraska, and after completing his formal education, stayed in
New York as art director of the Aeolean Company and associate editor of
"American Printer." In the mid 1920s, he moved to Hollywood, California,
and was active in that area as a decorator, painter, lecturer, and
writer until his death in 1954.

He was a member of the
California Art Club, the Artist Council of Los Angeles, the Mural
Painters, the New York Architectural League, the Artists Council of Los
Angeles, and the Artists Ceramic Society of Southern California. In
1911, he exhibited his work at the Paris Salon.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Oil painting, Interior genre, German, Rococo frame,19th century
18" x 15"
29" x 25"
Frame is 4" thick
Great original condition, both frame and canvas
The frame alone is worth the price.
Inv. 191 Loc. F