William J. McCoy, Jr. (Knoxville, TN, 1906-1995) oil on board painting titled "LeConte Bird Creek Gap" depicting Mount LeConte in Sevier County, Tennessee, located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, below a cloudy blue sky. Signed "McCoy" in red, lower right. Title, artist's name, number "#94", and date "Feb. 1969" en verso. Housed in a gilt wood and off white painted frame. Sight – 13 5/8" H x 17 5/8" W. Framed – 17 1/4" H x 21 1/4" W. American, third quarter 20th century. Note: William J. McCoy Jr. painted in the style of the East TN painter Charles Krutch, who also signed his paintings in red. Mr. McCoy's father was an early Knoxville photographer who likely worked with Krutch. CONDITION: Overall good condition with small area of yellow stains to sky and mountain areas near center. 11 1/2" brown horizontal line of paint extending from top left to center right of sky.
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