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28172. (hand colored photograph) Peaceful Evening Renforth, NB. c.1910 by F. E. Garrett.

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28172. (hand colored photograph) Peaceful Evening Renforth, NB. c.1910 by F. E. Garrett.

28172. (hand colored photograph) Peaceful Evening Renforth, NB. c.1910 by F. E. Garrett. Lovely large hand colored photograph with lovely subtle colors on original period mat and frame (without glass) shows a wonderful clear view of boats peacefully sailing on the river as the sun sets in the distance. Renforth is a Canadian suburban community and former village in New Brunswick. situated on the south bank of the Kennebecasis River. The mat is signed “F. E. Garrett”, a notable artist of the time on par with Wallace Nutting, Sawyer and Davidson. Garrett came from Scotland and lived in the St. John area of New Brunswick. Like most other early 20th century hand-colored photographers, Garrett followed the lead of Wallace Nutting, Sawyer, Davidson and others, hand coloring their photographic images and selling primarily exterior landscape scenes. Most Garrett images were taken in the Provinces. They are typically characterized by bold shades of coloring, with the image mounted upon an indented matting, signed “F. E. Garrett” lower right, sometimes titled lower left, and framed within a 1/2″ frame. Beautiful detail, clean and crisp, this is a fine early image and is beautifully hand colored. The image measures about 7 ¼” x 11 ½” in 15” x 19” period frame. Glass had been removed, should be re-glazed. Overall in quite excellent condition, a superb display piece. (VG+). $119.