Robert Burns Wilson Landscape Watercolor Painting, Late 19th-Early 20th Century
Robert Burns Wilson (American, 1851 – 1916)
Untitled (cattle grazing beside country road), late 19th-early 20th century
Watercolor painting on paper
Signed to the lower left
Robert Burns Wilson was born around 1851 in Pennsylvania, and after a childhood spent in Virginia and West Virginia, returned to Pennsylvania to briefly study art in Pittsburgh. He eventually settled in Kentucky where he was known for painting portraits, animals, and landscapes. Also a poet, Wilson wrote the patriotic poem Remember the Maine which became an anthem for the United States during the Spanish-American War. His work was included in exhibits at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Southern States Art League. His work is included in the collections of The Owensboro (KY) Museum of Fine Arts and the University of Kentucky Art Museum.
- Item not examined outside of mounting
- toning, mat burn, scattered foxing, accretions, and scuffs to painting and paper; toning, stains, and spots of possible water damage to mat; accretions and flecks of loose debris present between artwork, mat, and the covering of frame; scratches and accretions scattered to acrylic covering of frame; abrasions, scratches, scuffs, adhesive residue, and discoloration to frame.
- measurements of frame; sight measures 23.0" W x 15.5" H.