Oil on canvas California coastal landscape, in extremely poor condition, 19" by 22" (23" by 26" framed), signed at lower right (apparently) J... WITT. This is a really, really nice classic plein air work that would be worth a lot of money were it by a major artist---or, worth good money, were it in perfect condition. The painting has either been stored in an unsatisfactory environment, or the artist used poor materials, or both.......there is much instability, paint cupping, and losses at upper left center and bottom, and bottom left...this is a candidate for major restoration, relining, the works......but it is well worth restoring, if you like the beautiful scene, complete with blonde California light. I think the scene is likely La Jolla Cove area, looking north up the coast to Black's Beach and Torrey Pines. There is a listing for a JESSIE R. DEWITT who worked in nearby Laguna Beach. Not much information on the artist is available. The signature is missing a chunk of paint right in the middle but the final letters are "ITT" and the first initial is "J", so I think that should be enough to identify this obviously talented artist. Due to the poor condition and instability, this is not shippable.......local hand pickup only please. SEE HUNDREDS OF OTHER PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS AND PRINTS NOW IN MY SHOP.
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