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    FLORENCE ELLIOTT MCCLUNG (American, 1894-1992)
    Untitled (Panoramic View)
    Oil on canvas
    18 x 20 inches (45.7 x 50.8 cm)
    Signed lower left: F. McClung
    Dallas Auction Gallery, Dallas, April 7, 2010, lot 142;
    Acquired by present owner from the above.

    Florence McClung began painting in the early 1920s, when she studied with Frank Reaugh, Olin Travis, Frank Klepper, and Alexander Hogue, before training at several institutions across the country. Often following an urge to romanticize the rural landscape, McClung embraced regional subject matter. She largely pursued her own stylistic tendency toward the idealization of rural settings instead of the abstraction favored by many of her contemporaries and teachers.

    McClung sketched and painted around Taos, New Mexico, and studied at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center with Adolf Dehn. Her travels to and from Taos and Colorado Springs provided her with many interesting subjects for her brush and lithographic crayon. In the 1930s, a number of isolated communities in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains still had the type of steepled church depicted in Untitled (Panoramic View), so the subject of this painting is likely one of those villages. McClung's fellow "Texas Printmakers" such as Verda Ligon and Bess Bigham Hubbard, also used these villages as subjects in their work.

    Condition Report*: Original canvas; surface grime; minor frame abrasion along extreme left edge; faint stretcher creases along all four edges visible under raking light with tiny associated tear near upper right edge; light craquelure, particularly in sky region; stable surface; does not appear to be evidence of in-painting under UV exam. Framed Dimensions 23.5 X 25.5 Inches
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