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    H.W. CAYLOR (1867-1932)
    Ute Hunting Party
    Oil on canvas
    18in. x 26in.
    Signed lower right

    Like Frank Reaugh, H.W. Caylor was one of the few artists to document the transition from the open range to fenced pastures. Around 1890, Caylor moved to Big Spring, Texas after spending much of the 1880's in various western states as a cowhand. As a West Texas rancher, as well as an artist, his depictions of the frontier were from first hand knowledge rather than romantic illusions. He sketched throughout Texas and neighboring states with his wife in a covered wagon, camping out in the fresh air no matter what the weather or how rough the terrain. This painting of Ute Indians was probably done in New Mexico or Southern Colorado, which was the southeastern limit of their traditional range.

    A rare painting from an artist whose works seldom come to market. The book published by Texas A&M Press on Caylor is included with the lot.

    Reference: H.W. Caylor Frontier Artist by Joe Pickle
    Published by Texas A&M University Press
    College Station - copyright 1981
    ISBN #0-89096-108-5

    Condition Report*: Canvas has been relined. Very minor inpainting in two small areas.
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    Auction Dates
    June, 2006
    10th Saturday
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