Attached are photos of an oil impressionistic painting. It is by an unknown artist. The size of the canvas is about 20 x 24 inches and appears to be from the late 19th century or early 20th century. As shown below, the painting depicts a group of people in fancy dress, the ladies in white dresses and umbrellas sitting. In carriages, the men with top hats and cane, etc. I know that the current frame is not original, but relatively old. Also, on the back is a five-digit inventory number in black it is 10262 and there also seems to be remnants of #157(?) on the stretcher. Anyone that can identify and prove the artist of the painting will receive $1,000 sent to them, a museum, non-profit or any other address.
I have no idea who may have painted this picture but I have to tell you how much I like it. There is a convincing, candid quality about entire scene that I find quite powerful. It is one of those painting that—if you allow it to—can easily convey you back to its place and time. The natural, un-staged look of the picture makes me think it may have been painted from photos of the scene.
I have to assume you have already contacted a couple of museums about this.Wishing you the best of luck in learning more about this work,