Thistlethwaite Americana | Going for an Afternoon Ride
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Gong for an afternoon ride

Going for an Afternoon Ride


Circa 1880

Oil on Canvas

36″ H x 43″ W


Folk paintings captures the imagination. This painting depicts a couple about to go on an afternoon ride. It is the middle of summer, the horses are tacked, the groom is holding them steady, and the flowers are in bloom. It sounds like an ideal day. If you notice there are little comical features all around including a figure on the fountain holding a dolphin that appears more life like. the intricacy of the doorway and the dandy about to ride really creates a wonderful atmosphere.


This painting is mounted on a hand-hewn carved stretcher, this pieces was most certainly painted by an itinerant artist who also had a general sense of draftsmanship as indicated by the form and proportions of the horse and figures.


WHY WE LOVE IT: It is hard to find large scale folk art painting with this much going on. It really is the whole package depicting a wonderful afternoon.