The painting has been drawn in pen and ink with watercolour. It is signed and titled, and has been dated ’45 at lower middle by Hayter. It has been inscribed ‘To John Christien’ in the upper left corner of the image. There is a some text on the verso, but it may have been written by the framer. The drawing has faded from sun exposure, please look at the photos carefully, else good.
Image size 430 x 560 mm
Page size 440 x 570 mm
Is this the original owner to whom the picture is dedicated? The John E. Christian House (1954), located in West Lafayette, Indiana, represents a pristine example of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian architecture. It may make sense as S.W.Hayter did live in the United States.