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    Rolla Sims Taylor (American, 1872-1970)
    The Alamo
    Oil on canvasboard
    12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
    Signed lower left: Rolla Taylor

    PROVENANCE:
    Heritage Auctions, December 2nd, 2006, lot 36140;
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.

    Rolla Taylor was born in Galveston, TX. He began painting in 1890 and moved to San Antonio the following year. He studied with Robert Onderdonk and Jose Arpa, and was later influenced by Julian Onderdonk. In addition to receiving a law degree from the Cuero Institute, Cuero, Texas, Taylor was a charter member of the Coppini Academy of Fine Arts and a member of the Texas Fine Arts Association. He exhibited in the 1910 Cotton Carnival and other San Antonio competitions.


    Condition Report*: This work could benefit from a professional cleaning; under UV exam, there appears to be no previous restoration. Framed Dimensions 15.5 X 19.5 Inches
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