Charles Louis Fleischmann (District of Columbia/Maryland, 19th century) watercolor on paper landscape painting, depicting a farm with man plowing in a field, with horse and buggy, farm buildings, and brick house in the background, and cattle grazing in the foreground. Signed and dated "Ch L. Fleischmann 1886" lower right. Handwritten old paper label reading "July 14, 1893/Dear Maurice,/I expect by/this time you have returned" pasted en verso. Unframed. 13 3/4" H x 18 1/2" W. Biography: A painter and illustrator of German origin, Charles Fleischmann settled in the Washington DC area and was active there in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He painted primarily agricultural subjects, and many of his paintings are in the collection of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. His work is also on view at the National Arboretum, the Fruit Laboratory and the National Agricultural Library in Beltsville Maryland. (source: Askart). Provenance: by descent in the consignor's family; ancestors included the Hamilton and Caldwell families as well as the Brewer family of Rockville and Bingham County, Maryland. The Bingham-Brewer home in Rockville is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Overall good condition with creases, toning, areas of dampstaining, primarily to right side of sheet. Areas of white archival tape repair, largest 6" x 1/2", visible en verso. Old 4" repair to lower right that corresponds to location of handwritten label, en verso.