ARTHUR E. BECHER
1877 - 1941
UNTITLED (VALIANT KNIGHT)
signed -ARTHUR-E/BECHER and dated -1915- (lower right)
oil on canvas
36 by 25 ¼ inches
(91.4 by 64.1 cm)
The canvas is unlined and there is frame abrasion at edges. The work appears to be slightly dirty and there is scattered surface cracking. There is a speck of loss to the left of the woman's arm at center. Under UV: there is no apparent inpainting.
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Private collection, California
By descent to the present owner, 1993
McClure's, February, n.d., illustrated, n.p.