A nice framed landscape painting. It has a bunch of waves splashing on a beach and rocks at dusk. The painting itself is 47x23 and the frame around it measures 50x27. It looks old, I don’t think it’s on canvas, it’s more of a hardboard, I don’t know if Gutknecht used hardboard.
My aunt passed it down to us after we cleaned out her house for her to move to an assisted living. She lived in San Francisco for many years in her earlier years.
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The appraised work appears to be on oil painting depicting a Pacific sunset which is signed on lower right ‘Anton Gutknecht'.
Framed work size: 30 x 42 inches. Sight : 24 x 36 inches.
It is in good condition overall with the exception of few visible scratches over the painting.
Anton Gutknecht (1907-1988) is a German and American artist. He mainly focused as an artist on Californian scenes such as the seascape you have inherited. His paintings have been printed and published numerous times.
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