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    JULIAN ONDERDONK (American, 1882-1922)
    Texas Cactus in Bloom, 1921
    Oil on canvas
    16 x 12 inches (40.6 x 30.5 cm)
    Signed, dated and inscribed verso: Texas / Onderdonk - 1921

    PROVENANCE:
    The artist;
    By descent to the artist's grand-daughter, Eleanor Gould Onderdonk Limpert.

    Along with Flowers in a Blue Vase by Eleanor Rogers Onderdonk, the following lots by Julian Onderdonk come from the collection of Julian's grand-daughter, Eleanor Gould Onderdonk Limpert. They include paintings, plein-air oil sketches, pencil sketches, drawings, and diagrams which give fascinating insights into Julian's artistic process, revealing the staggering amounts of planning, preparation, and skill needed to create his major landscape paintings. That they can stand alone as compelling artworks is another testament to his talent.


    Condition Report*: Unlined canvas; light surface grime; frame wear with associated flecks of paint loss along the extreme edges; faint stretcher creases, most notable under raking light; faint craquelure with several small flecks of paint loss near the lower right edge, far left bottom edge and lower center region of the composition;
    *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. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2014
    18th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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