Pink House, Blue Sky, Old Folk Art Painting on Stone Slate

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I imagine he slate on which this pink house and winter landscape was painted was salvaged from an antique school slate the frame of which fell apart. Whatever the case, I like it as much as any slate painting I've seen, cozy feeling and also with a real brightness (I'd say radiance, really) to this pink house against white snowy ground and blue sky. I especially love that little line of black crosses for the fence in the distance to the right of the house, and the variety of trees all around it given nicely painterly treatment. On the reverse is a note that the subject was/is believed to the be "James Homestead Molton-Boro" which I believe refers to Homestead of James French (1845-1919), a prominent citizen of Moultonborough, NH!

7 3/8" x 5 3/8" with some paint loss as evident--I personally think all to the good. Late 19th/early 20th c. I believe.