Description

    Reveau Mott Bassett (American, 1897-1981)

    Ducks in Flight
    Undated
    Oil on canvas
    Signed lower left
    32 x 37 inches (81.3 x 94.0 cm)

    Known for his oil paintings of wildlife, especially migratory birds, this canvas is indicative of Bassett's early works and atmospheric treatment.

    At age 12 , the Dallas-born Bassett began sketching with Frank Reaugh. Later he studied at the National Academy of Design with Charles Cortney Curan, and then at the Art Students League with William Robinson Leigh. The atmospheric treatment of Reaugh seems to have had an early and lasting influence on Bassett.

    In Ducks in Flight, Bassett has captured a colorful autumn scene of billowing clouds and tranquil marshes where ducks thrive.

    Provenance:
    Acquired directly from the artist in 1968.


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    October, 2007
    13th Saturday
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