Vtg. 1955 Wood-Slice Painting - Vermont Covered Bridge - Free Shipping!

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Quaint and one-of-a-kind, this Adirondac-style, hand-crafted "wood slice" painting, revealing a winter scene of a red covered bridge and snowy valley, is signed and dated by the artist on back (Richter, 1955).  Both painting and its wood-bark rim are in good condition. ... A small, circular hook is affixed at back, to enable wall-hanging. Artwork is roughly 10-inches long and 3-inches wide; tree wedge is approxiately 1/2-inches thick. ... This rare and nostalgic piece exudes bucolic charm! ... Free shipping!

  • This richly colored artwork is an original “landscape” painting on a plaque made from a slice or wedge of tree trunk, rimmed with its bark intact.  The daylight scene is of a New England valley and red-painted covered bridge, blanketed in snow, and likely was painted in New England, possibly in Vermont, which is renowned for its historic bridges of this kind. The artist, named “Richter,” signed this piece in 1955 (artist’s hand-scripted details appear on back). The artwork’s painted surface is remarkably well-preserved, considering its age, and the painting’s colors remain vibrant; the tree-wedge’s bark, which provides a natural frame for the artwork, still retains its original varnish.  These rare pieces of Adirondac-style primitive art are listed elsewhere at $120 or more!