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Lot 72: Granville Redmond (1871-1935 Los Angeles, CA)

October 22, 2013 California & American Fine Art Auction

by John Moran Auctioneers

October 22, 2013

Pasadena, CA, USA

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Description: View of the Flintridge Biltmore Hotel, signed lower right: Granville Redmond, oil on canvas, 24'' H x 20'' W, est: $50,000/70,000. Note: Originally named the Flintridge Hotel, the resort in the present painting opened in 1927 and was designed by noted Southern California architect Myron Hunt. The hotel was built and managed by Senator Frank P. Flint for a short time before it was sold to the Biltmore Hotel chain. The hotel struggled to attract guests to the secluded hilltop location and shortly after the onset of the Great Depression, the hotel closed. In 1931 the entire resort, which comprised nine original buildings, hotel furnishings, and surrounding land, was sold at auction for $150,000 to the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose for use as a school. Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy opened in September 1931 with 200 students enrolled in grades one through 12 and today is a young women's college preparatory high school. Redmond captures the remoteness of the hotel's location in the present work, painting from an extremely low vantage point looking up toward the buildings. He painstakingly paints the scattered oak trees and low mountain brush in a naturalistic palette of greens and browns. The building, upper mountain ridge and sky explode with bright sunshine in contrast to the shadowed foreground. This poetic composition reveals the artist's deep love of the Southern California landscape .

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Blacklight: A possible small area of restoration along the upper roof line of the building.

Notes: Originally named the Flintridge Hotel, the resort in the present painting opened in 1927 and was designed by noted Southern California architect Myron Hunt. The hotel was built and managed by Senator Frank P. Flint for a short time before it was sold to the Biltmore Hotel chain. The hotel struggled to attract guests to the secluded hilltop location and shortly after the onset of the Great Depression, the hotel closed. In 1931 the entire resort, which comprised nine original buildings, hotel furnishings, and surrounding land, was sold at auction for $150,000 to the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose for use as a school. Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy opened in September 1931 with 200 students enrolled in grades one through 12 and today is a young women's college preparatory high school. Redmond captures the remoteness of the hotel's location in the present work, painting from an extremely low vantage point looking up toward the buildings. He painstakingly paints the scattered oak trees and low mountain brush in a naturalistic palette of greens and browns. The building, upper mountain ridge and sky explode with bright sunshine in contrast to the shadowed foreground. This poetic composition reveals the artist's deep love of the Southern California landscape

Provenance: Maureen Murphy Fine Arts, Montecito, CA; sale, Bonhams & Butterfields, Los Angeles, CA, 5 August 2008, lot 210 ($94,400); The Estate of Ernest A. Bryant III, Santa Barbara, CA, acquired from the above

Dimensions: 24'' H x 20'' W

Artist or Maker: Granville Redmond (1871-1935 Los Angeles, CA)

Medium: oil on canvas

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