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All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1950 item #1220442 (stock #3570)
Anita S. Taub
This is an original oil on board by Ben Benn. The board is 11-3/4" by 9", with frame 16-1/2 by 14". The scene depicts a large reddish bird in a tree, deep in a forest. It is signed and titled at the upper right on the back of the board, "Wood Interior/Ben Benn." I guarantee that the painting is by Benn, since I am selling the painting for a friend who bought it directly from Benn over 60 years ago. The condition is very good, no holes, although a light cleaning may be in order. There is a little of the canvas showing at the lower left of the painting, and it looks like the paint was never applied to the area.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Pre 1960 item #1137326 (stock #5208)
Anita S. Taub
This landscape in oil measures 10" by 15-1/4" including the frame. The painting seems to be on a stiff material which is not canvas, wood or board. The painting itself is quite charming, with a large mountain in the center and an adobe type dwelling on the lower left. There is a small rainbow at the upper left. I do not see a signature on the front, but there is a label on the back that says Van Schaik. I have been unable to identify the artist. The painting dates to about the 1950's, and the condition is good. The painting is a little darker than it appears in the photos, because of the reflection from the flash. It could probably use a cleaning and there is a small flake in the paint at the center right near the frame.