FRED GRAYSON SAYRE (USA, 1879-39], OIL ON BOARD, H 7 1/2", W 9 1/4", DESERT SAND VERBENA:Signed at the lower left, oil on canvas stretched to board, depicting a desert landscape with blooming verbena and Mt San Jacinto. Measuring H. 7 1/2" x 9 1/4" visible, displayed in a gilt wood frame. Label (for Leland) with artist's name and the title, "Sand Verbenas" on verso. American, 1879-1939. Label: The Korner & Wood Co. Cleveland. Born in Medoc, MO on January 9, 1879. Sayre is one of California?s best known painters of the deserts and the Southwest.
Printed Catalogue Correction: oil on board, not on canvas. Areas of craquelure noted, primarily along the sky and mountains. Painting could benefit from cleaning. (As viewed under UV light in the unopened frame: UV clean; craquelure is stable; slightly skinned on left side.) (Paint is very slightly nicked; frame is nicked.)