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 hand-written statement from June 1966. J. Noel Macy was a prominent official in the State Department under President Harry Truman during the 1940s.

    Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000.

    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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    Auction Dates
    May, 2007
    25th Friday
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