Two (2) Robert Watson (California, 1923-2004) surrealist oil paintings. 1st item: Oil on panel painting titled "Dream Ship" depicting a man and two figures on a shoreline with a sailboat in the distance. Signed lower right and titled on label en verso. Float mounted on a black silk matte in ebonized wood frame with silver metal liner. Panel – 5" H x 7" W. Framed – 12" H x 15" W. 2nd item: Painting of a man with blackened eyes in a hood, holding a staff. Signed and dated "R. Watson 74" lower right. Housed in a carved giltwood frame with linen liner. Sight – 15 3/8" H x 11 3/8" W. Framed – 23 7/8" H x 19 7/8" W.Provenance: private Nashville, TN collection. CONDITION: 1st item: Excellent condition. 2nd item: Stretcher lines visible from front of canvas with small puncture to upper right quadrant along the visible stretcher line. 5 areas of impact crackle ranging from 1 1/4" D to 3/4" D. Light scuffs to right side of painting.
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