Auction 2018 - Sold

Lot 184

This lot was auctioned April 7th.

Maynard Dixon
Summer Cottonwoods
Oil on canvas
25 x 30 inches
FRAMED/BASE: 31 x 36 inches
ESTIMATE: $ 50,000 - $ 75,000
Signed lower left and inscribed "Carson Nev. July 1933"
Signed and titled verso
Sold For: $ 117,000
Includes buyer's premium

Additional Details

In the summer of 1933, Maynard Dixon left San Francisco–and the Depression–behind, and lit out for Utah with his wife, celebrated photographer Dorothea Lange, and their sons. They drove across Nevada and stayed for a few July days in Carson, where Summer Cottonwoods was painted. Long, curving lines in the lush verdure make this a swaying, dreamy oil. Layers of horizontal shadows and brights give way to the vertical trees that obscure the valley and hills in the distance. The work feels like a view from the road, looking toward a beautiful though somewhat obscured future.

Condition Report

In excellent condition. No apparent evidence of inpaint under UV light. No problems to note.
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