This antique oil painting depicts a warm country scene of a young mother transporting her child in a bed of grasses and flowers, in a wooden wheelbarrow. The artist has perfectly painted the faces of the little girls surrounding the woman, and each of their faces is lit from an opening in the canopy above. The mother gazes down to her right as a small girl in a pink dress affectionately offers the little boy some hand picked flowers. Behind the central scene, are large dark trees, with two field workers barely visible in the background. The canvas is framed in a beautiful giltwood frame and bears a small tag along the center bottom section that reads: “BLESSINGS OF HOME AND HARVEST. By JACOBS FROM ORIGINAL BY L. BECKER 1834-1868” (presumably Ludwig Hugo Becker). Ludwig Hugo Becker was a German born artist, specializing in landscapes.
CONDITION: Good antique condition, craquelure, recent touch-ups. Frame has minor nicks and rubs, otherwise very good condition.