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    FRANK REDLINGER (1909-1936)
    Powder House (Phantom Hill), 1933
    Block print
    9in. x 11 1/4in.
    Signed and dated lower right
    Titled lower left

    As the name suggests, Fort Phantom Hill is accompanied by several legends of spirits and hauntings.

    "On the breezy Texas border, on the prairies far away,
    Where the antelope is grazing and the Spanish ponies play;
    Where the tawny cattle wander through the golden incensed hours,
    And the sunlight woos a landscape clothed in royal robes of flowers;
    Where the Elm and Clear Fork mingle, as they journey to the sea,
    And the night-wind sobs sad stories o'er a wild and lonely lea;
    Where of old the dusky savage and the shaggy bison trod,
    And the reverent plains are sleeping 'midst drowsy dreams of God;
    Where the twilight loves to linger, e'er night's sable robes are cast,
    'Round grim-ruined, spectral chimneys, telling stories of the past;
    There upon an airy mesa, close beside a whispering rill,
    There to-day you'll find the ruins of Old Fort Phantom Hill."
    ---Larry Chitenden, 1938

    The preparatory pencil drawing from which the block print was made is included with this lot.

    Provenance:
    Estate of Frank Redlinger



    Condition Report*:

    Print: Light toning to paper. Some foxing is evident. Unframed. Drawing: Insect damage (losses) to the right margin. Unframed.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2007
    19th Saturday
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