I love an artist who explores their personal space and in this case it was the bustling town of Stouffville. In my day (in the 50's) Stouffville was considered to be 'Northern Canada', an outpost where farmers raised pigeons for sport and the country fairs were to die for.
This lovely watercolor describes an old home in early Spring with some snow still on the front yard, near Eckhardt's Corners close to Altona in Stouffville. Here's an historical note I found about Eckhardt's Corner:
Further away from Altona but still serving the area, was Samuel Burkholder, who from 1853 -1904 owned the present Eckhardt's corner. Sara operated the furniture store and the undertakers. The two businesses were a usual combination. Sam also built the house that is still on the corner. Sam like the other furniture makers of the 1890's must have felt the competition of the new Timothy Eaton mail order catalogue. Later brother Jacob, who owned the Hodgson farm, and Sam continued the undertaking business in Stouffville where O'Neil's funeral home is presently.
Unfortunately the signature is illegible but the vintage frame and watercolor are in good condition, ready to hang.
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Frame: 12" x 16" Image: 7" x 10"