A naive oil on canvas board, of a red barn by a waterfall, signed Axel Roth (d. 1897) bottom left.
A delightfully calm and naive study of this secluded scene. The barn may have been a mill of some kind, it certainly looks large enough. I love the quiet naive simplicity of
This style of architecture was the one that was transported to the USA in the 19th century by Scandinavian settlers, of which some remain.
Oil on canvas board, in a period white painted frame.
Frame: 24" x 19.5" (61 x 50cm)
Sight: 21.5" x 17" (55 x 43cm)