Lot 1299
George Washington Nicholson (American, 1832-1912), Cattle Scene with Drover
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on mahogany panel, signed at lower right, presented in a period gilt composition frame.

Panel 12 x 16 in.; Frame dimensions 22 1/2 x 26 1/2 in.

From the Collection of the late Charles Wood Chatham, Sr., Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Born and raised in New Jersey, George Washington Nicholson moved to Philadelphia as a young man and is believed to have studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. In 1866 he set sail and traveled extensively throughout Europe and Middle East.

Upon his return to the States, he was awarded commissions for murals at the Wannamaker Department Store and the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia. He painted realistic landscapes and genre scenes that found a ready market in the city. In 1902, he returned to New Jersey and focused on painting scenes around Cape May and environs.

In 2008, the Noyes Museum of Art in Oceanville, New Jersey mounted a solo exhibition of Nicholson's work, "From Cape May to Cairo: The Works of George Washington Nicholson."

Minor chipping to frame; else in good estate condition.