Auction 2018 - Sold

Lot 241

This lot was auctioned April 7th.

George Browne
1918-1958
Collection of 2 Paintings - Elk
Oil on board (unframed)
12 x 16 inches, 16 x12 inches
ESTIMATE: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
Dated 1947 lower right
Estate stamp verso
Sold For: $ 2,340
Includes buyer's premium

Additional Details

George Browne’s untimely death in a tragic hunting accident at the age of 40 remains one of the great “What Ifs” in American Sporting Art. One wonders, looking at his masterful paintings of big game animals and gamebirds, just how much more proficient he would, or could, have become. The son of a very fine painter and famed explorer–Belmore Browne–young George abandoned formal education at an early age, receiving his training in woodcraft and painting at his father’s side. Despite his early demise, George Browne conveyed a deep understanding of the patterns and beauties of the natural world. The works in these lots, drawn from and authorized by his estate, offer insight into his profound connection with the rhythms of form and color in nature and his determination to honor them in his paintings.

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