PETER HURD (American, 1904-1984)
    Portrait of J. Noel Macy with Landscape Background, 1965
    Egg tempera on gesso panel
    27-5/8 x 38 inches (70.2 x 96.5 cm)
    Signed lower right: Peter Hurd
    Inscribed verso: Portrait of Noel Macy Esq. Painted in Egg Tempera at Sentinel Ranch / San Patricio, New Mexico / in July 1965 by Peter Hurd, N.A.

    This lot includes a book by Peter Hurd containing the artist's correspondence with Mr. and Mrs. J. Noel Macy coordinating the portrait's commission, along with Peter Hurd's handwritten statement from June 1966. J. Noel Macy was a prominent official in the State Department under President Harry Truman during the 1940s.

    Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000.

    Condition Report*:

    Surface intact, acrylic varnish on surface, one minor horizontal crack to the panel approximately 4.5 inches from the top of the composition, original hand-carved Spanish frame

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    May, 2008
    8th Thursday
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