1865 Painting of Maysville Kentucky By William Craig
The artist William Craig was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1829. Most of his paintings were in water colors, although the one above is in oil. His paintings were most popular in Ireland. In 1863 he settled in the United States, becoming one of the original members of the American Society of Watercolor Painters. His paintings have been called "admirable specimens of the art, tender yet brilliant in tone, and possessed of that peculiar transparency of coloring which is so noticeable in the works of the English school." In 1865, Craig traveled to Kentucky and Ohio where he painted this piece.