Charles Henry Gifford

Oil on Canvas depicting a un-rigged sailing vessel at the shore signed “CH Gifford-Study” and titled on the stretcher “Old water boat”.  The planked hull is setting upright with supports. There is a male figure on the deck holding a railing. Presumably his wife is sitting on the shore near the boat with their child wading in the water feeding a few ducks. Behind the vessel are a few wharf cottages with a shore line with homes in the distance. The painting has a very calm and relaxed feeling similar to many of the great luminist paintings of the 1850s.
Condition of painting: The painting has its original stretcher. It untouched and has had no in-painting or lining. The painting retains its original gilt frame which is in excellent condition with a mellow age patina.
Dimensions of Painting: Height 9 ¼, Width 14 3/8, Inches