John A. Malambre (American/OH , b. 1830, active 1850-1870)
Oil on canvas
14″ W; 10″ H (sight), 18.25″ W; 14.25″ H (overall)
The “Old Mill and Cotton Press” depicts a Southern swamp with cotton gin and mill. Signed and dated “Malambre ’58” lower right. Housed in a painted and ebonized wood frame.
Provenance: Robert M. Hicklin Jr. Gallery, Spartanburg, SC
WHY WE LOVE IT: This is a charming little painting with a great provenance. You can feel the heat coming off the swamp in this one.