This wonderful painting measures 32″ x 56″ including the attractive and appropriate frame. The canvas measures 24″ x 48″. Picture 5 shows a red (2″) line in the image over the blue/white plate. It is NOT a tear and appears to be very minor and something easily cleaned off or covered by a professional. The listing in AskArt dates to 2008 with an estimate between $7,000-$10,000 when the painting failed to sell in a Shannon auction. If you remember, this was during the height of the recession and a poor choice of timing.
Hunter was born in 1928 and passed away in August of 2014.
The following is taken in part from the obituary written by Vose Galleries, Boston and published in AskArt.com.
Robert Douglas Hunter of Walpole, MA, noted portrait and still life painter, died at age 86.
Robert Douglas Hunter was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Hunter studied studio art and graduated from the Vesper George School of Art in 1949. He went on to study with R. H. Ives Gammell from 1950-55, and spent the next sixty years painting and teaching in the Boston School tradition. He worked in Fenway Studios in Boston through the mid-1970s, in Needham, Massachusetts as well as on Cape Cod in the 1980s, and lived and painted out of his studio in Walpole for the past 19 years, with his wife Elizabeth Ives-Valsam Hunter.
Throughout his career, Hunter won numerous awards and medals, including a Citation from the Governor of Massachusetts in recognition of his painting and his contribution to youth education. In 2001, a new naturally-lit gallery at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis, Massachusetts was named in his honor. In 2011, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award in the arts by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod. Hunter was also a member of the Copley Society of Boston, the Guild of Boston Artists, the Provincetown Art Association, and the Allied Artists of America.
His work is currently hanging at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, next to his mentor R.H Ives Gammell and other notable Boston School artists.
This is an investment quality painting. Seller pays for shipping.