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    ALFRED LAMBOURNE (American, 1850-1926)
    Sunset, Silver Lake Cottonwood Canyon, Utah, 1880
    Oil on canvas
    18 x 30 inches (45.7 x 76.2 cm)
    Titled, signed, and dated verso: Sunset, Silver Lake Cottonwood Canon [sic], Utah / Alfred Lambourne 1880

    PROVENANCE:
    Private collection (possibly a gift from renowned artist, Harry Jackson);
    Thence by decent through the family.

    NOTE:
    Born in England in 1850, Alfred Lambourne and his family moved to the American West with the Mormon pioneers in the 1860s. While he is primarily remembered for his romantic paintings, he displayed great talents as a writer creating poetry and short fiction for Mormon periodicals. In 1871, he accompanied Brigham Young to Zion Canyon and allegedly made the first paintings of the area. Lambourne was also responsible for naming the Cottonwood lakes above Salt Lake City; Lake Martha for his mother, Lake Minnie for his wife, and Lake Lillian for his daughter.

    Lambourne was highly praised for his painting abilities by the 1880s and was one of the first artists to visit and paint Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, and Yosemite. As his popularity grew so did his demand for commissions. One of the most prominent business men of Utah, and real estate tycoon of Utah and California, was Joseph Robinson Walker who asked Lambourne to paint Moonlight, Silver Lake, Cottonwood Canyon, 1880 (now housed in the Springville Museum of Art). Similar to Sunset, Silver Lake, Cottonwood Canyon, 1880, the picture measures 17 x 30 inches and depicts a boat floating quietly amidst a moody atmosphere. It was during these years that Lambourne reported that the "lonely solemnity of Utah's scenery moved him". (Utah Art, 36).


    Condition Report*: Original canvas and stretcher bars are in good condition. Paint layer has visible surface dirt overall with slight crackelure. Shrinkage in the varnish layer is noticeable.  UV examination revealed no evidence of restoration. There is a small undulation to the canvas in the lower right quadrant.  Framed Dimensions 26.25 X 38.25 Inches
    *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.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2013
    11th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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