Tranquil pastoral scene featuring a grist mill with a water wheel in the background. In the foreground, the stream that powers the water wheel tumbles over a short waterfall. This is a folk art rendering in oil on canvas; A beautiful scene from an amateur hand.
Grist is the corn that is brought to a mill to be ground into flour. In the days when farmers took ‘grist to the mill’ the phrase was used literally to denote produce that was a source of profit. Eventually the turn of phrase “grist to the mill” came to mean an action or experience that might be a grind at the time, but will enrich a greater endeavor in the end.
Measured at the outer edge of the frame, this piece is 17.5 inches wide by 15 inches tall. Exposed canvas surface is 9.5 inches wide by 7.5 inches tall. This is an original painting, oil on canvas, unsigned.
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17.5″ wide x 15″ tall