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    FROM A PRIVATE INDIANAPOLIS COLLECTION

    BIRGER SANDZÉN (American, 1871-1954)
    Late Moon Rising (Wild Horse Creek), 1923
    Oil on canvas
    36-1/4 x 48-1/4 inches (92.1 x 122.6 cm)
    Signed and dated lower right: Birger Sandzén / 1923

    PROVENANCE:
    Acquired from the artist by a former student, 1923;
    Thence by descent.

    This painting titled Late Moon Rising is an important motif of Wild Horse Creek, which ran through land owned by Birger Sandzén's in-laws near Bogue, Kansas. The creek provided an endless source of imagery for the artist and he once told his daughter Margaret, "Wild Horse Creek was a blessing to me and a lesson in simple construction - construction of earth, of ground itself - water, sandstone, hills and pasture."

    Mr. Ron Michael
    Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery




    Condition Report*: The following condition report was prepared by Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc.: This painting was removed from its original stretcher sometime in the last 25 - 30 years and mounted using a synthetic adhesive onto a fiberglass fabric, which in turn was mounted onto a stable piece of aluminum with a latticework of "honey comb" construction within. Effectively, there are two sheets of aluminum sandwiching this light weight, stable and technically reasonably appropriate surface. The paint layer is very lively and stable; the impasto is in beautiful state which for a picture of this scale is a major benefit. There do not appear to be any retouches and if desired, the painting can be hung as is.
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2011
    17th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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