Fine Art/H. C. Wolcott Watercolor
We have a watercolor signed by H.C. Wolcott. It is framed and is about 18X13. I didn't remove it from the frame since it was in a rat/roach infested storage shed and I was concerned about damaging it. The center of the picture is a horse drawn trolley and a huge tree proteced by about a five foot fence. There a lady standing under it in a long blue dress with a blue hat. There are other people including a peddler loading a hand pushed cart, a man on the sidewalk nicely dressed and carrying an umbrella, two ladies chatting in front of a market, a man in a tophat vest and bowtie talking to another man in what I guess to be a bowlertype hat holding a leash attached to a dog. An american flag can be seen waving behind the tree top. It has very nice homes in the background and a church spire behind them. A horse drawn milk? wagon in going down the street in the distance. It is a very pleasent picture of a time long ago.I know nothing about such things, but I think it is what is called impressionistic.
I'm wondering the possible value it may have. I would love to keep it but since we live in a motor home space is limited. By the way, the back looks as if it might be paneling maybe.
Dear BG, Harold C. Wolcott (1898-1977) was a New York and Connecticut artist. He was known for oil paintings and prints, but not for watercolors. What you have may be a print. Wolcott did portraits and landscapes with architectural elements. He is not in a big money category, oil paintings bringing a few hundred to a thousand dollars. Prints would have only decorative value.