''The Contest'', men working on a sailboat in San Francisco harbor, signed lower right: A.K. Skeele, signed again twice on the stretchers, titled twice and inscribed partially indistinctly on the stretcher: Laguna Street / Olympia, numbered on the stretcher: No. 18, unframed oil on canvas, 27'' H x 34'' W, est: $5000/7000
Note: Based on the partially indistinct verso inscription, the present work likely was painted in the Laguna Street area near Fort Mason, San Francisco. Provenance: Estate of Paul and Katharine Coze, Phoenix, AZ; Private Collection, Phoenix, AZ, acquired from the above
Visual: Generally good condition. Minor frame abrasion. Blacklight: A 2'' x 1.5'' area of touch-up upper left.