Up for sale is an amazing original antique oil painting on canvas by Famous American Artist Henry Peters Gray (1819-1877), depicting a portrait of a W.P. Wright Esq.Some of his paintings are exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.Painting has a commemorative inscription on verso: "For W.P. Wright Esq. Portrait from henry Peter Gray. Painted at Pittsfield MA August 1860.Please read some interesting information about this Artist from Wikipedia.Henry Peters Gray was born in New York City he was a pupil of Daniel Huntington in New York, and subsequently studied in Rome and Florence.Elected a member of the National Academy of Design in 1842, he succeeded Huntington as president in 1870, holding the position until 1871The later years of his life were devoted to portrait work. He was strongly influenced by the old Italian masters, painting in mellow color with a classical tendency. One of his notable canvases was an allegorical composition called "The Birth of our Flag" (1875).His paintings are exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.The painting is in good/antique condition.Presented in a gilded frame. Please see the photos, the photos are part of the description.Measures with the frame 35 "X 30", painting 30 "x 25".Free insured shipping.__________________________Please note that the physical colors of the item may vary from the pictures in the listing, given the quality of the camera, the lighting, and the background usedWe sell vintage and antique items. All of the items will have some wear from age, use, and/or handling over time. We try to take many photographs of the items to show maximum details. Please view all the photographs in the listing and feel free to ask any questions you may have about an item before you buy it. Thank you for your interest in our items.
ORIGINAL 1860 Famous American Artist Henry Peters Gray (1819-1877) oil on canvas