An impasto oil on copper painting by California artist,Ray Thomas Platt. Born in Texas in 1897,Platt moved to California during the 30's with his wife, artist Beulah Bradleigh Platt.
Etched on the back"... Trading Vessel off the Coast of Africa The Schooner Melrose..R.Thomas Platt". There are small two areas with paint loss (left side) otherwise in fine condition. The frame shows light wear. The copper plate measures 11" x 8-1/2", frame, 15" x 18" Listed/Davenports