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    JULIAN ONDERDONK (1882-1922)
    October Landscape
    Oil on canvas
    24 x 30 inches (61.0 x 76.2 cm)
    Signed lower right

    Julian Onderdonk came under the influence of three landscape traditions: the Barbizon School, the Tonalists, and the American Impressionists. This impressive large-scale painting is a synthesis of two of these traditions: Tonalism and Impressionism.

    This painting reveals Julian Onderdonk's mastery of light, color, and atmosphere. The bright overcast day reveals itself in the middle of the painting as the sun cuts through thinning clouds behind the central tree. That same light is reflected across the water and in highlights throughout the undergrowth of the foreground.

    While the full palette is primarily browns (tonalist in character), chromatic overtones of purples, grays, blues, and yellows are integrated into the midground and provide richness to the composition. The hazy atmospheric effects and trees in the distance are handled with Onderdonk's typical soft touch.

    The heavier impasto of the water reflections and surrounding undergrowth is characteristically impressionist and is similar in texture to the foreground in William Merritt Chase's Shinnecock landscapes. Chase's influence on Onderdonk will be highlighted in the upcoming exhibition on Julian Onderdonk at the Dallas Museum of Art.


    Condition Report*: Relined canvas. Very minor scattered inpainting. Period frame in excellent condition.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
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