William Beckman (American, b. 1942)
Smithfield Valley, 1974; Oil on canvas; Signed; 48" x 60"; Exhibition: Contemporary Naturalism: Works of the 70's, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, NY, June 8-August 24, 1980; Literature: Contemporary Naturalism: Works of the 1970's, Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, 1980. ill.; Provenance: The artist; Allan Stone Collection, New York
Sale Price: $9,375
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Initialed lower recto. Signed on stretcher on verso. General surface soiling and some surface accretions throughout. Small area of cracking to surface in upper left quadrant. This is likely the result of a previous impact (surface seems stable). There is a diagonal line extending from upper right corner down towards the clouds (mainly visible in raking light). This appears to be the result of a possible scratch to verso. There are some very fine cracks associated with this area, but no apparent loss to surface.