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    TOM LEA (1907-2007)
    Prelim Drawing for Lone and Wide
    Charcoal and graphite on paper
    44 x 55 inches (111.8 x 139.7 cm)
    Signed and titled lower right

    This large-scale study by Tom Lea is a 1:1 scale-up for his major painting, Lone and Wide. The composition emphasizes the vast expanse of the West Texas horizon. The clouds are monumental and fill much of the composition, but the solitary rider firmly anchors the foreground, his jaw firmly set with a determined look on his face. He has traveled a long distance and probably has a long way still to go -- the lot of a cowboy on the open range.

    Acquired by descent from the artist by the present owner

    More information about TOM LEA, also known as Lea, Tom, Tom Lea.

    Condition Report*: Paper wrinkled but otherwise in good condition. It is lightly affixed (not laid down) to foam-core board. Paper will separate from foam-core with light manual pressure. Frame in fair condition.
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    Auction Dates
    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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