DescriptionERNEST LAWSON (American, 1873-1939)
Jack Rabbit Lodge on Road to Cripple Creek, circa 1927-30
Oil on canvas
12 x 15 inches (30.5 x 38.1 cm)
Signed lower left: E. Lawson
Inscribed lower right: To K.I.P.
PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK ESTATE
Katherine Royce Powell, Coral Gables, Florida, gift from the above;
Robert Draper, Director of Mirrell Gallery, Miami, Florida;
Alan D. Gruskin, Director of Midtown Galleries, New York, 1976;
Mrs. A.D. Gruskin, New York, by descent from the above.
In 1904, John Delano Husted, a wealthy banker from Cripple Creek, Colorado, bought a large parcel of grazing land in the Teller County wilderness, just west of Colorado Springs, for the Crescent Cattle Company. The company's ranch included a private hunting cabin, Jack Rabbit Lodge, which was frequented by Bostonians who had purchased stock in the company. Apparently, Teddy Roosevelt also stayed at the Jack Rabbit Lodge while on a hunting expedition near Pikes Peak. A fire destroyed the lodge in the 1940s, leaving only stone remains.
We wish to thank Dr. Valerie Ann Leeds for her assistance in cataloguing this work.
Unlined canvas; surface grime; frame abrasions along top extreme edge; spots of very faint craquelure in areas of impasto; stable surface; there does not appear to be inpainting under UV exam. Framed Dimensions 21.75 X 24.75 Inches
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