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    Maynard Dixon (American, 1875-1946)
    "The fugitive's horse plunged into the deep water," Bar-20 Days interior book illustration, 1911
    Gouache, charcoal, and watercolor on paper
    29-3/4 x 21-5/8 inches (75.6 x 54.9 cm)
    Signed and dated lower right: Maynard Dixon / 1911
    Inscribed on the reverse: The Manhunt / Suddenly above him on the top of the Bluff the figure / a man looked up against the clouds

    PROPERTY FROM THE SORDONI COLLECTION

    PROVENANCE:
    Thomas deDoncker, Los Angeles, California;
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.

    EXHIBITED:
    Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, "Selections from the Sordoni Collection: American Illustration & Comic Art," April 7-May 20, 2018.

    LITERATURE:
    C.E. Mulford, Bar-20 Days, New York, 1911, p. 270, illustrated;
    S.I. Grand, Selections from the Sordoni Collection: American Illustration & Comic Art, exhibition catalogue, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 2018, pp. 82-83, 137, no. 37, 17, illustrated.




    Condition Report*: There appears to be light overall paper discoloration with minor foxing and toning along extreme edges; bumps and small loss to board in extreme edges – not visible when framed; slight water damage along top edge with board slightly bowing; approx. 1 inch horizontal crease at center top edge; on the reverse there appears to be water staining along top edge.
    *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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    May, 2019
    3rd Friday
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