We were fortunate to discover and handle this wonderful creek scene with ducks by well known Tennessee artist Gilbert Gaul. Although we do not know where it was painted, it could have been painted when he was living near Fall Creek Falls in Van Buren County, Tennessee on land he inherited from his maternal uncle, Hiram Gilbert. Hiram stipulated in his will that Gaul had to live on the land, so he built a long cabin and studio. Gaul split his time between Fall Creek Falls and New York City. He later taught at Cumberland Female College in McMinnville, Tennessee. He opened a studio in Nashville in 1905.