David & Donna Kmetz, American Paintings
George Niles (1837 - 1898)
George E. Niles (1837 - 1898)
Asleep on the Hay
oil on canvas, 5" x 6", signed lower left and dated 1871
A most charming New England genre paintings, 19th c. White Mountain artist, Niles lived in Jackson, New Hampshire. He exhibited at the Boston Art Club during the 1870's, and is in Catherine Campbell's definitive book of New Hampshire painters, "New Hampshire Scenery." We have been fortunate to own a few of his works over the years, and all have been charming genre paintings of children in the natural landscape, a rare glimpse of country life in late 19th c. rural New England.