Martin Leisser Painting Of Monongahela City, Pa.

Martin Leisser Painting of Monongahela City.

Found this painting of Monongahela that was up for auction recently. Here are a few details:

Artist: Leisser, Martin B. (American, Western Pa. 1846-1940)
Title: Monongahela City
Date: late 19th Century
Medium: oil on canvas over cardboard
Dimensions: 8 x 11.75 inches
Description: A typical Leisser travelling painting sketch
Signature: incised with a stylus or paintbrush back point Leisser
Provenance: Harry Eichleay Gallery, Pittsburgh
Frame Type: gilded wood
Frame Size: 10.75 x 14.5 inches

I’m not sure but I think this painting shows Pigeon Creek in the foreground with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church steeple on the left and the Methodist Church steeple on the right. (The Methodist church used to have a huge steeple which was torn down and replaced with the current shorter one.) What do you think?


3 thoughts on “Martin Leisser Painting Of Monongahela City, Pa.

  1. Joetta Bidzila Bernhard November 17, 2012 / 3:11 pm

    I dont think that from Pigeon Creek you would be able to see those steeples. I used to live on Gee St.. Thinking moredabout it, you might have been able to see that view if you were down at the picnic grounds across the tracks on Gregg St. That might be a possiblility.


  2. Linda (Louttit) Cox November 17, 2012 / 4:06 pm

    Your probably right Joetta


  3. Larry Hojo November 17, 2012 / 7:24 pm

    And it was the Episcopal church that had the steeple.


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