Ernie Barnes

1938-2009, American

"The Linemen," 1968

Oil on canvas
Signed lower right: Ernie Barnes; signed, dated, and inscribed, verso; titled by the artist by repute
19.75" H x 23.75" W

  • Provenance: Fred Jones, commissioned from the artist, 1968
    Alan Jones, gifted from the above, his father, 1987
    By descent through the family to the present owner
  • Notes: The inscriptions, verso, read: "Painted on commission / for Fred Jones, 1968 / Ernie Barnes" and in another hand: "To my youngest son, Alan / Jan. 1987, with all my love, / for your son, one day."

    Ernie Barnes played professional football for the Indianapolis Colts, San Diego Chargers, and the Denver Broncos. The present work was created from his perspective as a player on the field.
  • Condition: Visual: Good condition.

    Blacklight: No evidence of restoration.

    Frame: 25" H x 29" W x 2" D

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