A charming and beautifully painted landscape done by George W. Drew (signed lower right) in the early 20th century. The scene depicts a country path following beside a river and wending around a wooden house. Adding to this idyllic scene are ducklings on the path and a woman in front of one of the cherry trees surrounding the house, The wonderful luminosity that Drew is well-known for is apparent in this work.
The painting is 36" by 24", and the fine period frame is 43" by 31". Both the painting and frame are in excellent condition.
NOTE: George Drew (1875 - 1968) studied under John Califano and the well known Henry Pember Smith who had a substantial influence on his work. Primarily a landscape painter, Drew had a tight style that conveyed lush views and depictions of American 19th century scenes. He was hailed for his handling of perspective and internal light.
Drew was a member of the Society of Independent Artists and exhibited at the National Academy of Design, Allied Artists of America, the Newark Museum, and other venues.