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    FRANK REAUGH (1860-1945)
    Untitled Prairie View
    Pastel on grit paper
    3 x 6-3/4 inches (7.6 x 17.1 cm)
    Unsigned, authenticated by Mr. Michael R. Grauer

    According to Michael R. Grauer, Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs/Curator of Art at the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum, and Frank Reaugh expert:

    I have examined carefully the scans you sent me of the pastel landscape with the leafless mesquite in the immediate foreground (in fact, right up against the picture plane), a line of live oaks and larger mesquites in the middle ground, and a lavender vista in the far background. Based on the subject, treatment, and palette, I believe the pastel shows Mr. Reaugh's at his very best. I would date this masterful work from about 1895 to 1905. I believe the location of this painting could be the breaks of the Wichita River, a favorite place for Mr. Reaugh to paint. Several early Texas artists, including L. O Griffith, Edward G. Eisenlohr, and Hale Bolton, accompanied Mr. Reaugh to the Wichita Breaks.

    Provenance:
    Acquired by descent from the artist by the present owner (the present owner's parents worked for Frank Reaugh at El Sibil, his home in Oak Cliff)


    Condition Report*: Excellent condition. Period frame in excellent condition.
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    Auction Dates
    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
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