Known as the Dean of California Painters, Keith's work influenced many of the painters working in this region for decades. This smaller format work in the Tonalist manner is typical of his northern California pieces after 1885. The painting has been cleaned and transferred to a non-warping fiber panel back in the 1970s. There is some evidence of light skinning and inpaint in the sky and the overall finish is quite shiny.
The work is stable with evidence of stabilized craquelure. Intriguingly, they chose to retain the original massive gilt gesso and wood frame with 3 ½ wide x 4 deep moldingthey just 70s-ed it with a coat of green paint and a new silver finished inner frame. A proper coat of gold would make this frame totally appropriate.The item "William Keith Tonalist Oil Painting Cows Ranch MASSIVE picture frame California" is in sale since Monday, November 5, 2018. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "hank503" and is located in Huntington, Indiana. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.