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    Robert William Wood (American, 1889-1979)
    Cloudy Day
    Oil on canvas
    25-1/2 x 30-1/2 inches (64.8 x 77.5 cm)
    Signed lower right: Robt. Wood

    Robert William Wood is an icon in American landscape painting, which historically has been called "The American School". As with any artist, there is a period time and subject that collectors, museums, scholars and admirers begin to consider an artist's most important - for Wood the late-1920s and early-1930s, while living just outside of San Antonio in Texas Hill Country has over time become his. Cloudy Day, 1923 was created during this period. It shows the influence of two of the best early Texas artists-his teacher, Jose Arpa, and the legendary Julian Onderdonk, the Texas landscape Impressionist by which all others are measured, especially when it comes to bluebonnet paintings. Wood's Texas Bluebonnets does not seek to copy Onderdonk's iconic approach to the subject but it does capture the light, atmosphere, and grandeur of the Texas Hill Country in a way that few other artists have matched. From the open sky bursting with clouds and the hazy horizon to the painterly middle-ground and the vibrant blue of the foreground, it is a masterpiece of the kind that rarely becomes available on the open market.




    Condition Report*: Glue-lined canvas; Craquelure throughout; minor frame wear to the center right of the extreme edge; under UV light, there appears to be possible small scattered dots of inpaint.
    Framed Dimensions 31 X 36 Inches
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2019
    18th Saturday
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