For your consideration, an oil on canvas work by Ritter, circa 1960’s. This sensitive portrait of a clown displays expert paint handling and a wonderful complex color pallete. The work is noteworthy for its direct and elegant approach, which is simultaneously modernist and classically impressionist. The work is in in excellent condition with no damage or repairs (the “white” highlighted areas seen in the photographs are light reflections, not tears the “white” sort of "globby" highlighted areas seen in the photographs are light reflections off of heavily applied paint, not foreign materials). This fine work a noted 20th century artist measures 11” x 9”, and is in its original period 16 ¼” x 14 ¼” frame. Signed “Ritter”, with original gallery label attached to the verso.
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