New Orleans, Louisiana
William Henry Buck (American/New Orleans, 1840-1888)
Manchac Cabin, c. 1875
oil on canvas, unsigned, “W.E. Seebold” canvas stamp en verso, 12 x 20 in.
In a period ornate giltwood and gesso frame, 20 ½ x 28 ½ in.
Provenance: Private estate collection, Birmingham, AL; Descended in the family of William Henry Buck and his wife Marie Fortin Buck to their daughter Wilhemina Buck.
Reference: Please see Delehanty, Randolph, Art in the American South: Works from the Ogden Collection, Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 1996, p. 58 for a nearly identical painting by Marshall Joseph Smith, Jr.
“School House by the Shore, Louisiana Bayou,”
oil on canvas, initialed “W.H.B.” lower right, 14 x 20 in.
In a period giltwood frame with brass plaque, 19 ½ x 25 ½ in.
Provenance: Seth L. Baldwin, New Orleans, LA, by descent through his family.