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    Frank Reaugh (American, 1860-1945)
    Cotton Gin, January 22, 1888
    Pencil on paper
    4-1/2 x 6 inches (11.4 x 15.2 cm) (image)
    Signed, dated, titled and inscribed lower center: Cotton Gin Zawrence/ ter / 1888 / jan 22 / F. Reaugh


    Reaugh's 1888 pencil drawing, Cotton Gin, Lawrence, is one of hundreds of sketches he created near the family farm near Lawrence, Texas. Lawrence was a whistle stop in Kauffman County when the Reaughs moved to its vicinity in 1876. Although they had moved to Terrell by 1888, Reaugh continued to add to his image library with sketches and studies of the surroundings in his adopted home county. Cotton Gin, Lawrence shows his immense skill in the drawing media; while the subject should be considered with the better-known depictions of cotton gins fifty years later by Dallas Regionalists Jerry Bywaters, Florence McClung, and Merritt Mauzey. This drawing-and others like it from 1880s and 1890s Texas--in particular solidify Reaugh as the true father of "Lone Star Regionalism."

    Condition Report*: Sheet measures 6.25 x 11 inches; unevenly trimmed; notches of loss and pinholes - not affecting image; soft handling creases and light overall paper discoloration with minor foxing; light stain in lower left of image. Not framed.
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    May, 2019
    18th Saturday
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