San Francisco, CA
Oil on board
22″ H; 27.5″ W
This charming folk art image of a draft horse is unusual because it was painted by a female artist (signed lower left). It was done on a Frost & Adams “Academy Board”. Frost & Adams, est. 1869, was an artists’ supply firm in Boston, MA. By the 1880s, Frost & Adams were the chief dealers in artists’ materials in New England. I wonder how it made it all the way out to San Francisco.
WHY WE LOVE IT: This painting is just charming. Unfortunately, little is known about this talented female artist but her wonderful interpretation of a draft horse in a beautiful landscape is everlasting.