A beautifully painted gem of a small work, acrylic or oil on paper on board (tempera?), or directly on board, 11" by 14" (17" by 20 1/4" in silvery frame), signed at lower right ARTHUR A. HENDERSON 1989 (with copyright symbol). The work would be easy to mistake for a print; but it is not. GUARANTEED TO BE AN ORIGINAL PAINTING. The subject is a pond at midwinter dusk, probably in the northeast. Skaters take a last go at it as daylight fades. There are white snow geese and Canada Geese swimming around a break in the ice. A small historic old yellow painted house at right distance adds some charm and more presence of man. Clouds are masterfully painted. All in all, the skill is most impressive; it is amazing that I am not able to locate information on this obviously highly talented artist; the skill level suggests he was an illustrator. Condition is excellent. There is some old droplet water spotting on the INSIDE of the glass. This is NOT on the surface of the painting. A most peaceful and poetic scene.