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    CHARLES JR. HARGENS (American, 1893-1997)
    Chisholm Trail: The Last Frontier, 1939
    Oil on canvas
    20 x 28 inches (50.8 x 71.1 cm)
    Signed lower right: Charles Hargens
    Titled and dated with typed letter, artist's label and copyright label attached verso: 2 color / y 8946 / The Last Frontier / '39

    PROVENANCE:
    Turner Art Gallery, Denver, Colorado;
    Sale: A.N. Abell Auction Company, Los Angeles, California, October 6, 2013, lot 510.

    The present work is a possible story illustration for The Last Frontier: The Biography of Ad Spaugh, Cowman, as told by Frazier Hunt, 1939.
    A typed and signed letter from W.J. Armstrong, Elgin, Nebraska to Addison Spaugh, Manville, Virginia dated February 21, 1940, a Curtis Publishing Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania copyright label and artist's label inscribed with passage that reads, "Lots of times me and you have seen the dust on the west of us, risen up from the herds coming north to Abilene" attached verso.


    Condition Report*: Unlined canvas; faint craquelure in sky and tent; stable surface; possible tiny surface abrasion at center right edge; no evidence of inpainting under UV exam. Framed Dimensions 25.5 X 33.25 Inches
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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    10th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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