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    Jessie Arms Botke (American, 1883-1971)
    Study for the Oaks Hotel Mural, Ojai
    Oil and gold leaf on board
    11 x 39 inches (27.9 x 99.1 cm)
    Signed lower right: Jessie Arms Botke
    Signed and titled on the reverse: Sketch for Mural for Oaks Hotel / Jessie Arms Botke

    PROVENANCE:
    Mrs. Thomas Bayless;
    Doris French;
    Sale: Weschler's Auctioneers & Appraisers, Rockville, Maryland, September 14, 2002, lot 613;
    Private collection, Northern California.

    EXHIBITED:
    Ventura County Historical Society, Ventura, California, n.d.
    Created as a study for a mural commissioned by the Oaks Hotel in Ojai, this piece showcases Jessie Arms Botke's ability to create lush, exotic landscapes in the popular Art Deco style. Depicting the abundance of tropical life found in the Everglades, the impressive 26 foot long mural became a prominent feature of the Oaks Hotel where it remained for close to 40 years until renovation required its removal. Recognizing the piece's artistic and historical importance, the hotel decided to gift the mural to the Irvine Museum, becoming the highlight of its Inner Visions: Women Artists of California exhibition. This study is not only a precursor to a significant piece of California history, but a beautiful piece in its own right; representing Botke's talent as a decorative artist. (The Irvine Museum).




    Condition Report*: Framed Dimensions 14.75 X 43 Inches
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