Cloar's "The Little Girl from Nashville"
Fans of Carroll Cloar's
work may be interested to know that his tempera on board "The Little Girl from Nashville" will be up for auction at Sotheby's "American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture" auction in October. See the catalog here
Sotheby's estimates the auction price of the work by the Arkansan-turned-Memphian (1913-1994) should be between $12,000 and $18,000.
The work is 23 by 31 inches and was painted in 1960. The title references Nashville, Tenn., by the way, not Nashville, Ark.: The painting's current owner is unidentified on the Sotheby's website, but a 2010 article in Nashville Arts
reveals it was in the collection of Beverly Keel and Ronnie Stein (and what a collection it is).