Today I laid my hands on a piece of art I cannot define. It's probably a reproduction and the painting is signed with the name 'Francis'. Also, on the backside of the frame, there's written: '1817', but I doubt it is really that old. Has anyone any idea who the painter of this piece is and in what kind of period it is made?
My thoughts are that painting pictures an American scenery, but I like to hear your opinion. The man in front has got a dark skin and a straw hat.
ps: excuse me for the bad picture, this site only uploads files under 140 kb.