Watercolor and Gouache Landscape by William Rudolf O’Donovan, N.A. (Amer. 1840-1922), dated 1916
This is such a lovely early 20th century landscape that edges on Mid-Century Modern, but dates to 1916. Painted by William Rudolf O’Donovan, who was a member of the National Academy of Fine Arts. Although renowned as a sculptor, O’Donovan was a gifted and known painter as well. He was good friends with Winslow Homer (a bust of Homer done by O’Donovan is in the National Gallery) and together they were founding members of the Tile Club, a New York City based group of artists.
The painting is signed in the lower left W.R. O’Donovan Apr. 1916. It is also marked N.A., for the National Academy of Fine Arts
The painting measures 11 1/2″ x 15 1/2″ for the image and 14 1/2″ x 18 1/2″ to the frame. It is nicely framed in a weathered painted wood frame, which is newer but looks great with the piece.