William Posey Silva (1859-1948)
Two Landscapes: ''Old Field - Ogunquit - Me.'' and ''Garden of Dreams / Magnolia ** Ashley / near Charleston SC'', the first: signed lower right: William P. Silva, titled verso and again on a verso label; the second: appears unsigned, titled and numbered verso: 6, each: oil on canvas laid to artist's board, the first: 8'' x 10'', est:$1000/2000. Note: Sight dimensions of the second: 6'' x 8''. Provenance: The first: Abbott Silva, Carmel, CA, no. 739 (see verso affidavit label); Estate, Colorado
Visual: The first: Generally good condition. A horizontal slub across the upper third of the painting intrinsic to the canvas. Minor frame abrasion. The second: Generally good condition with minor frame abrasion and a few minor losses and wear along the extreme edges. Blacklight: Each: No evidence of restoration under blacklight.