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There is crazing as shown, however, no apparent repairs or in-painting, and no major loss of paint, etc. In other words, a choice opportunity to acquire a museum quality painting in original condition. We will further inspect the canvas with ultraviolet light (for a second time), and report anything we might find. Not a particularly prolific painter, this artist's work simply never comes up for auction. Represented in almost every major museum collection, this artwork is not something you would normally find at an estate, yet we did, and here it is, with NO RESERVE besides the 2500 opener. Don't miss this if you collect or invest in art. Stretcher size: 40" x 46". From the fantastic art web blog"GODS AND FOOLISH GRANDEUR" the following: ""Alan Beeton (1880–1942), British artist. The son of wealthy parents, he attended Trinity College, Cambridge, but left after the second year to work at being an artist full time. Circa 1900 he moved to Paris for three years where he met fellow artist Gerald Kelly who was to become his closest friend. When World War I began, he joined first as a private in the infantry, then as a captain in the Royal Engineers, before joining the Camouflage Unit, a group of artists working in a small factory just behind the front line. It was a dangerous job and he would be awarded the Military Cross - twice mentioned in dispatches - and the Croix de Guerre. It was in the unit that he met his future wife, Geneste. They married after the war, setting up a home for themselves and their family in London. His work was focused on portraits and still-lifes, but because of his family's money, he was never ambitious in furthering his career and only painted what interested him. He lived a very quiet life and approached his art-making in a very workman-like manner, fussing over the same paintings often for years. Illness would eventually slow him, but he worked until the very end. After his death at the age of sixty-two, his family found a large trove of his paintings stored in his studio, paintings never seen, work that hadn't risen to his level of perfectionism."" Check out this blog to see other works by this major 20thC British painter.
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55 x 3 in.
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