2008 Spring Select Auction

Art of the American West

131. Western painting with three mounted cowboys firing back at Native American riders in pursuit, in the style of Curtis Delano, mid 20th century, oil on canvas, 19.5" x 23.5", unsigned. 500-700
135. Hanumann Swarnkar, India, 20th Century, Portrait of the photographer Edward Sheriff Curtis, watercolor, 22" x 14", signed. Curtis was an important photographic chronicler of the vanishing native tribes throughout North America. This portrait is striking in its detail, color, and respect for its subject. 1,000-1,500

The artist is approximately 50 years old and was born in India. He has no formal education. He is a gifted and brilliant artist. His son, Ajay Swarnkar, who may be more gifted than his father, has had works that have sold through Christie's London. One of Ajay's works appeared on the cover of a Christie's of London catalog.

132. Hanumann Swarnkar, India, 20th Century, Full length portrait of Native American brave with face paint and rifles, after Karl Bodmer, watercolor, 22" x 14", signed. 500-700
134. Hanumann Swarnkar, India, 20th Century, Full length portrait of Native American brave with full body paint and hatchet, after Karl Bodmer, watercolor, 22" x 14", signed. 500-700
133. Hanumann Swarnkar, India, 20th Century, Portrait of Native American brave with face paint, after Karl Bodmer, watercolor, 22" x 14", signed. 500-700
136. Leonard Howard Reedy, Chicago, 1899-1956, Indian rider with Mesa in background, watercolor, 8.75" x 2.75", signed. 600-800

Known as Chicago's Cowboy Painter, Reedy studied at the Chicago Art Institute and the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. He traveled extensively in the American West.

139. Matthew Andrew Daly, Cincinnati, 1860-1937, Three Indian riders by lake, 1936, oil on canvas mounted to board, 18" x 22", signed. 500-800

Matt Daly was one of Rookwood Pottery's most respected artists. After 21 years at Rookwood, he was head of the art department at U.S. Playing Card for 30 years. Throughout his career, he was also a prolific painter of portraits, landscapes and tavern scenes. Daly was a student of Frank Duveneck, and his work hangs in the Cincinnati Art Museum.

140. Martin Rettig, Cincinnati, 1869-1956, Native American woman in red robes, oil on canvas, 11.5" x 8", signed. 600-800

Student of Frank Duveneck and brother of John Rettig, Martin had a long career as a painter and decorator for Rookwood Pottery.

410. Folk art frame with C.M. Russell print of two hunters and bear. Vertical and horizontal slats with arched top with white button-cabochons at each joint, 30" x 33", missing seven cabochons, litho has creases and stains, matting includes phrase Who Killed the Bear? 400-600
137. Two trompe l'oeil watercolor drawings of Kachina dolls, 14" x 9", signed J Brandt. 200-300
138. Two trompe l'oeil watercolor drawings of Kachina dolls, 14" x 9", signed J Brandt. 200-300

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