Robert Franklin Gates (Virginia, 1906 - 1982), surrealist abstract egg tempera on paper-board titled "Night Song" on front plaque and on verso. Signed "R. Gates" and dated '50 in the lower-left corner. Board measures 22" by 30" and overall as originally framed 28" by 36"
SPECIAL PROVENANCE NOTE: This painting was once held in the collection of The Phillips Gallery (now referred to as the Phillips Collection), the first modern art museum in America. See the image of the gallery label attached to the verso.