An historic 19th century painting on artist board depicting the building of the Erie Canal. Original gold gilded frame and wood backing. The painting is unsigned but has an inscription on back of artist board “Helen L. Dodge”. It’s very well done and folky. Some crazing to the paint but very stable with no chipping. Foxing in the sky area. Lightening in a few spots due to a drop of water possibly - paint appears slightly lighter in those couple of areas. Measures 16” x 21” framed.
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