An antique oil painting on canvas doe by listed artist William Dovener from Washington D.C. Painting measures 22 1/4" by 19 1/2" with the frame. Piece is in good condition with a few minor blemishes. As you can see there is another painting on the reverse side. Born in Wheeling, West Virginia, in 1867, William Dovener was primarily and illustrator who painted purely for pleasure and never exhibited. He settled in Washington DC where he was a lawyer early in his career and then for 22 years an illustrator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In that capacity, he won a competition for painting the best portrait of the first Secretary of Agriculture. Some of his illustrations were in the July 1914 issue of National Geographic.He studied at Kenyon College, the University of Virginia, with Howard Helmick in Georgetown, and in Paris from 1903 to 1904 at the Colarossi and Julian Academies.Any questions please do not hesitate to ask. Be sure to check out some of our other great item sup for sale.Shipping and handling is $45 within the continental U.S., all other states and countries please contact for shipping quote.