Original oil painting on canvas by J. Bardin (Jesse Redwin Bardin, American, South Carolina, 1923-1997). In excellent original condition, and in its original frame, circa 1965-1970. This painting measures 16" by 20" (painting alone). It is signed "J. Bardin" l.r. It also bears on the top stretcher the stamp of the Arnold Finkel Gallery in Philadelphia, who originally sold the painting, as well as a typed exhibition label which states the size of the painting, the title ("Beyond Corinth"), and the original price ($200). Bardin studied at the University of South Carolina and at the ASL in New York where he was a classmate of fellow South Carolinian Jasper Johns. One of the many honors he received was a guest artist's invitation from the Greek government: a number of his paintings, like "Beyond Corinth", were inspired by his time in that country. Bardin is well listed, exhibited, and museum collected. His works have become increasingly sought after in recent years, and auction prices have topped $10,000.