Posted 3 years ago
I LOVE this painting! unfortunately, i've never been able to get good photos of it. the color and even the texture always comes out crappy. it needs cleaning badly too.
i believe that this is a seen on Mackinac Island on Lake Michigan - called 'Arch Rock'. I sent it to this man who is supposed to be the 'expert' on Michigan's natural features and he absolutely refuses to believe it's of the rock i'm thinking of, and i'm absolutely convinced that it is. stalemate.
the painting is unsigned, but there is a date on the back of 1858 and then it says 'Natural Bridge, Virginia' - which is not correct. There is a very famous Natural Bridge in Virginia, but this definitely is NOT that one. it looks very different from this.
i have a theory on who painted it, when and how it got confused, but i'd rather hear what other people have to say.
i bought it from a picker who found this in the TRASH here in East Oakland along w/ some other lesser treasures.