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    Josephine Oliver Travis (American, 1908-1991)
    Bid Bend, circa 1923-33
    Pastel on paper
    4-5/8 x 9 inches (11.7 x 22.9 cm)
    Signed lower right: J. Oliver

    PROVENANCE:
    The artist;
    Estate of the above;
    Valley House Gallery, Inc., Dallas;
    Private collection, Fort Worth;
    Private collection, Dallas.

    EXHIBITED:
    Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas, "Earth & Sky: The Pastels of Josephine Oliver Travis," May 19-August 19, 2017.

    Big Bend by Josephine Oliver Travis was drawn circa 1921-33. The sketch is done with pastels on hand-gritted paper. It is signed "J. Oliver" at the lower right and inscribed in the lower left. The sketch is in original condition. Josephine Oliver joined Reaugh's painting campaign in 1925 "to sketch Double Mountain. The impressive peak was among Reaugh's favorite sites. At an elevation of 2,400 feet, the mountain dominates the surrounding plain, expressing a stalwart grandeur. As a well-known Texas landmark, Double Mountain evokes the state's exploratory history." (Lawton and Vogel, 2007) In 1932, Oliver again painted her impressionistic pastels of the Brazos Canyon lands, including the Double Mountain. This grand, beautiful view continues to be painted and photographed by today's artists. The Amon Carter Museum has added works of Josephine Oliver to its collection, as well as paintings by L. O. Griffith.


    Condition Report*: Framed Dimensions 12.5 X 17.5 Inches
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