I wrote you a detailed response, attached the second photo to it, and sent it to you. After I sent it, I discovered your response to my questions and wrote you about that. Odd that the attachment made it through to you but the text did not.
(I wonder, as our emails seem to have somehow crossed, if my text got somehow deleted? Perhaps the attachment was spared because it went to a different location?)
I shall reconstruct...
The painting measures: 15.5"w x 11 and 5/8" h.
The beautiful brush strokes and colors are muted by the glass covering.
Had thought the surface was canvas but it could be board (masonite?): the piece feels substantial; surface has texture; there is a tiny rough cut edge to left side, bottom edge of piece that looks like board; would maybe partly explain why I could not begin to take piece apart last evening?
Also, bottom left has blue brush painted signature. Can not read.
Artist looks well trained. Painting is beautifully rendered. Beautifully framed. There is a shadow box of frame edge so that the glass does not touch the painting.
On back, less than 2 x 2 inch square of water damage to top layer of paper covering back and frame on lower left corner of painting.
Painting is fully original and intact. I only disturbed it last evening by cutting an edge around the painting thinking I might be able to lift the piece out. No suck luck. (Paper covering the top right edge of the frame in back disintegrated. All the rest is still covered.)
Thank you! N