DESCRIPTION: Louis Aston Knight (French/American 1873-1948). Oil on canvas. Framed landscape of a cottage along a riverbed in the twilight. In an ornate gilded and gessoed wood frame. The artist was born in France, the son of the American expatriate painter, Daniel Ridgway Knight. In 1894, Aston Knight debuted at the Paris Salon, starting a highly acclaimed career. Among his many awards, he won a bronze medal at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900, an honorable mention at the Paris Salon in 1901, a gold medal in Lyon in 1903, a gold medal in Geneva and in Nantes in 1904, and gold medals at the Paris Salon in both 1905 and 1906, earning him the title Hors concours as the first American to win two gold medals at the Salon in two consecutive years. MEASUREMENTS: 31" x 25". Overall with frame 38-1/4" x 32-1/2". CONDITION: Minor damage to the edging of the frame, minor staining. Wear as expected with age and use.