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Two (2) Gus Lafayette Baker (Tennessee, 1922-1994) oil paintings of a female and male nude. 1st item: Oil on canvas painting titled "Eva" depicting a seated nude female in an interior setting. Signed "Gus Baker," lower right. Housed in a giltwood frame with pierced corners and centers. Sight: 13 1/4" H x 10 1/4" W. Framed: 20" H x 17" W. Note: "Eva" was said to be Baker's muse, and may have been his patron Eva Jean Wrather (1908-2001). 2nd item: Oil on panel painting depicting a nude male reclining in a naturalistic setting. Unsigned. Unframed. Panel: 13 1/2" H x 10 1/4" W. Note: This painting may be a self-portrait or a study for his etching titled "Saint Francis in Ecstasy." Provenance: consignor of these paintings is one of Gus Baker's former students. Condition: 1st item: Overall very good condition. Frame with areas of loss, largest 1/4", to gilt. 2nd item: Overall good condition with areas of exfoliation/paint loss, largest 1 3/4", to edges of panel.