Original oil painting on canvas of a young woman in a blue dress, semi-reclining on a lakeshore near a rowboat. Signed lower left, and in un-restored condition. Unframed.
Born in San Francisco, Edward Alfred Cucuel [1875-1954] was an Impressionist painter of genre and figures in landscapes, often using his family members for models rather than professionals. A specialty was using a vibrant palette and rich impasto to depict women in sun-dappled landscape settings. He married Clara Lotte von Marcard in 1913, and they spent their summers in a villa on Lake Ammersee in Holzhausen near Munich. In 1928, he moved to New York, but traveled extensively, and in 1939, he settled permanently in California. He died in Pasadena in 1954. Provenance: Sotheby’s New York
Canvas size: 35” x 31.75”