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    Birger Sandzén (American, 1871-1954)
    Early Fall, Smoky Hill River, Kansas, 1940
    Oil on Masonite
    27-1/2 x 36 inches (69.9 x 91.4 cm)
    Signed lower center: Birger Sandzén
    Signed, dated, titled, and inscribed on the reverse: Early Fall / Smoky River, Kansas / Birger Sandzén / Lindsborg, Kansas / 1940

    PROVENANCE:
    The artist;
    Pratt Community College, Pratt, Kansas, 1941;
    Heritage Auctions, Dallas, November 5, 2011, lot 70020;
    Private collection, Phoenix, Arizona, acquired from the above.

    EXHIBITED:
    Pratt High School, "Sandzén Exhibit," March 1941;
    Delmar Riney Art Gallery, Pratt Community College, Kansas.

    We wish to thank Cori Sherman North, Curator of the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery, Lindsborg, Kansas, for her invaluable cataloguing assistance. This painting is recorded as #1764 in the Sandzén card catalogue of the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery.


    More information about Birger Sandzén, also known as Sandzén, Birger, Sandzen, Birger, Sandzén, Sven Birger, Sandzen, Sven Birger, Sven Birger Sandzen, Birger Sandzén.

    Estimate: $70,000 - $100,000.

    Condition Report*: Under UV exam, possible 1/2 inch dot of inpaint in the upper right quadrant. Extremely fine craquelure most apparent in the thicker areas of impasto. Slight surface dirt visible in three isolated locations: in the field of the sky to the left of the trees (approximately 3/4-inch in diameter); in the lower right corner (approximately 1-inch in diameter); and a tiny pinhole size dot above the trees.
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