Michigan landscape by Ludwig L. Blake (1870-1957) had a couple tears that were more of a challenge to repair due to the deteriorated canvas. The painting dates from 1948.
Blake is best known for his “Blake Gardens,” near Roseland, Indiana. The property was originally known as “The Pie House,” a favorite among Notre Dame students. After twenty years of landscaping—diverting one creek, constructing several bridges, benches, and railings, and planting 1,000 pine seedlings—the gardens became a popular spot for poetry readings, classical concerts and weddings; as well as an ideal subject for painting.