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ROBERT WOOD OIL ON CANVAS PAINTING 1945 LANDSCAPE - TREBOR, G. DAY - $4,200

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condition: excellent
size / dimensions: 44" x 32"
This is for an original Robert Wood oil on canvas painting signed and dated lower left. The canvas is large at 36 x 24. While this is in excellent condition a good basic cleaning would really brighten it up. After removing several of the more obvious spots I took a before/after of the last one.

This painting was under corporate ownership at one time by the Texas restaurant chain Wyatt Cafeterias, Inc. This was recently acquired here in San Antonio where Wood lived from 1923 to 1940 creating his plein air paintings of bluebonnets and becoming a renowned Texas artist. In just a few short years by the time Wood painted "Pacific Coast" in California in 1945 he had established himself as one of the greatest landscape painters in the United States.

The back shows the corporate ownership information including what looks like their inventory reference numbers, the restaurant chain number, the painting's title, the artist, and the lighting instructions. Four screw holes for the lighting fixture can be seen at the top center. The paper on the back also shows a superficial water stain with absolutely no affect on the frame or on the canvas farther below it.

Based on the company history and the store number this painting hung for decades at 8511 Tesoro Drive either in the dining area or the back office. Wyatt's was later bought out by Luby's Cafeterias. Regarding cafeterias, from the 1940's to late 1990's it was a multi-million dollar business. They built them as fast as they could. The only thing hotter was fast food. The corporate decorating expense of an oil painting by a contemporary artist was a drop in the bucket.

*If you see someone selling any painting for sale online and they are claiming it is old...ask to see photos of the back. Most people are selling hand painted copies of paintings that come out of China. If the back shows a fresh white canvas then the seller is lying about the age. If the canvas is secured in the back/along the edges with staples then the seller is lying about the age. Truly vintage/antique paintings used nails to secure the canvas. Modern paintings on canvas use staples. Be careful. If you see something on the internet for sale you can send me images and I'll tell you what I think.

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