Watercolor and ink on paper, 7 1/4" by 9 1/4", (13 1/2" by 15 1/2 " in gold color metal frame), the subject a blue-striped lighthouse and keeper's home adjacent, signed at base of that lighthouse by California watercolor artist RITCHIE ALLEN BENSON (1941-1996). This is a nicely executed work and it is in excellent, fresh condition with no foxing nor water staining. Benson was born in the Los Angeles area and died in Washington state, but there is limited biographical information on him. He apparently worked mostly in watercolor, and works of varying size appear from time to time at auctions. One large piece brought over $3,000 at a John Moran auction. See in my shop another, considerably larger work by the artist.
RITCHIE ALLEN BENSON (1941-1996) watercolor painting of boats at the dock in central California