An oil on canvas titled The Picnic by well-listed artist Florence Smithburn (1904-1989). This work features a rural genre scene of people picnicking in the grass among trees and along a stream of water. The artist’s signature is located in the lower right. Housed in a distressed beige wood frame, with several labels on verso, including from the Richmond Art Museum, Cincinnati Art Galleries, LLC, and a short bio of the artist.
Smithburn has been categorized as a Regionalist artist known for landscapes and still lifes. She studied at the John Herron Art School in Indianapolis and the Art Students League in New York. Her work has been exhibited in numerous cities across the United States, including Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit, Atlanta, and others. This work was exhibited at the Indiana Regionalist Exhibition: Paintings from 1930-1950 held at the Richmond Art Museum in Indiana in 2012.
- minor scratches, chips, discoloration in frame; has not been religned; black light reveals small clusters of minute inpainting the mid-left edge and upper left area of canvas; signature is clean.
- measures frame; sight size measures 24.25"W x 30.25"H.