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    WILLIAM HERBERT DUNTON (American, 1878-1936)
    Battery of the U.S. Field Artillery Going into Action
    Oil on canvas
    27-7/8 x 36-7/8 inches (70.8 x 93.7 cm)
    Signed lower left: W. Herbert Dunton
    Titled on label verso: Battery of the U.S. Field Artillery Going into Action

    A founding member of the Taos Society of Artists, William Herbert Dunton was a master draftsman. Battery of the U.S. Field Artillery Going into Action captures his favorite subject with painstaking detail: cowboys on horseback in the vast open spaces of the West. The energetic grisaille is perfectly composed with the elements that made Dunton a leader in Western Art. The exaggerated movement of the horses kicking up dust captures the dramatic nature and excitement of the West, while his interest in detail is illustrated in the musculature of the horses that are strapped with U.S. Army issued McClellan Saddles.



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    Condition Report*: Lined canvas; light surface dirt along edges of canvas and in margins, with several pencil smudgings and pencil markings in margins and across the bottom edge of image.  Under UV, there appears to be inpainting, with several scattered tiny spots in the upper left quadrant above figures' heads, as well as a nickel-sized spot at the upper right edge of the image, one small spot at the center right edge, and one dime-sized spot in the plant.  Otherwise, no visible condition issues.  Not framed
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    Auction Dates
    May, 2015
    2nd Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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