BACKUS, Albert Edward ''Beanie'', (American, 1906-1990): Panoramic Florida River Landscape with Palms, Oil/ Upson Board, 22'' x 44'', signed Albert Backus lower right and dated '22. Framed 22.5'' x 44.5''. He is considered the ''Dean of Florida Landscape Painters''. No other Albert Backus signatures or pieces dated 1922 or earlier are known to exist (confirmed by the Backus Museum). This piece has been exhibited in the Backus Museum (label affixed verso) for the past 4 years. The painting has never been altered, is in excellent condition given its age, and remains in its original frame thought to have been made by young Backus. There is a certificate of authenticity/appraisal from the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery as well as a summary of the provenance of this piece up to the time of its current ownership. This information is available in the front office. Sold with an autographed copy of Natasha Kuzmanovic's Book ''Tropical Light, The Art of A.E. Backus''. Est. $30000/40000**
CONDITION: Some scattered craquelure, several small punctures in upper right corner, signature does fluoresce.