oil on board, 8" x 10", signed lower left
national academy artist william merritt post was born in brooklyn. he studied at the art students league with james carroll beckwith. post began to exhibit at the national academy in 1884, becoming friends with hugh bolton jones, who became his mentor and frequent painting companion. post exhibited at the connecticut academy of fine art, the american watercolor society, the brooklyn art association, the boston art club, the salmagundi club, the pennsylvania academy, and the corcoran.