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Auction Description for John Moran: California & American Art Auction, April 23, 2013
Viewing Notes:
Prospective bidders may preview all lots offered in person at sale location: Pasadena Convention Center (lower east side), 300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101. Sale preview begins at 12.00 p.m. and continues throughout sale.
Sale Notes:
www.johnmoran.com

California & American Art Auction, April 23, 2013

by John Moran Auctioneers


230 lots with images

April 23, 2013

Live Auction

300 East Green Street

Lower Level, East Side, Euclid St.

Pasadena, CA, 91101 USA

Phone: +1 626.793.1833

Fax: +1 626.798.2079

Email: info@johnmoran.com

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Hanson Puthuff (1875-1972 Corona del Mar, CA)

Lot 1: Hanson Puthuff (1875-1972 Corona del Mar, CA)

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Description: Foothill mountain landscape, signed lower right: H. Puthuff, dated verso: 5-10-15, unframed oil on cigar box lid, 5.5'' H x 8'' W, est: $2000/3000.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Surface dirt. Minor wear to the extreme edges. Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight.

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Alfred R. Mitchell (1888-1972 San Diego, CA)

Lot 2: Alfred R. Mitchell (1888-1972 San Diego, CA)

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Description: ''In the Mountains'', signed lower left: Alfred R. Mitchell, signed again and titled verso, oil on board, 8'' H x 10'' W, est: $3000/5000.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight.

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Maurice Braun (1877-1941 San Diego, CA)

Lot 3: Maurice Braun (1877-1941 San Diego, CA)

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Description: Yellow flowers in a California landscape, signed lower right: Maurice Braun, oil on board, 6.25'' H x 9'' W, est: $3000/5000.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight.

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Paul Grimm (1891-1974 Palm Springs, CA)

Lot 4: Paul Grimm (1891-1974 Palm Springs, CA)

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Description: ''The Flowering Desert'', signed lower right: Paul Grimm, oil on board, 8'' H x 10'' W, est: $900/1200.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. A tiny speck of paint loss in the upper right corner. Surface grime in the upper center. Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight.

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Frederick Carl Smith (1868-1955 Pasadena, CA)

Lot 5: Frederick Carl Smith (1868-1955 Pasadena, CA)

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Description: ''Near Palm Springs'', signed lower left: F. Carl Smith, oil on board, 6'' H x 8.5'' W, est: $700/1000.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Tiny flecks of paint loss throughout. Surface dirt throughout. Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight.

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Ellen Burpee Farr (1840-1907 Pasadena, CA)

Lot 6: Ellen Burpee Farr (1840-1907 Pasadena, CA)

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Description: Pepper Tree, signed lower right: Ellen B. Farr, oil on canvas, 13'' H x 9'' W, est: $800/1200.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Blacklight: A spot in the center and a spot in the upper left corner fluoresce under blacklight but these appear to be due to uneven varnish.

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Benjamin Chambers Brown (1865-1942 Pasadena, CA)

Lot 7: Benjamin Chambers Brown (1865-1942 Pasadena, CA)

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Description: San Gabriel Mission, signed lower left: Benjamin C. Brown, watercolor on paper under Plexiglas, sight size: 5.75'' H x 7'' W, est: $1000/1500.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition with minor toning to the paper and scattered foxing. Not examined out of frame.

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Elmer Wachtel (1864-1929 Pasadena, CA)

Lot 8: Elmer Wachtel (1864-1929 Pasadena, CA)

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Description: Docked sailboat at sunset, signed with initials and inscribed to his wife lower left: To M.W. from E.W., watercolor on paper under Plexiglas, sight size: 4.5'' H x 3.75'' W, est: $600/800.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Not examined out of the frame.

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Julia M. Bracken Wendt (1871-1942 Laguna Beach, CA)

Lot 9: Julia M. Bracken Wendt (1871-1942 Laguna Beach, CA)

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Description: ''Birdlings'', signed in the cast lower center: Julia Bracken Wendt, plaster bas relief, 7.5'' H x 7.5'' W, est: $600/800.

Condition Report: Chips and nibbles to the plaster along the edges and in the corners, the largest in the lower right corner. A few minor shallow losses on the birds and the ring around the birds.

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Clark Hobart (1868-1948 Napa, CA)

Lot 10: Clark Hobart (1868-1948 Napa, CA)

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Description: Mother and child before a flowering bush, signed in pencil lower left: Clark Hobart, monotype on paper under Plexiglas, sight size: 7.5'' H x 8'' W, est: $600/800.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Not examined out of the frame.

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Mary DeNeale Morgan (1868-1948 Carmel, CA)

Lot 11: Mary DeNeale Morgan (1868-1948 Carmel, CA)

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Description: Lone Cypress - Monterey, appears unsigned, gouache on paper, sight size: 8'' H x 8'' W, est: $1000/1500.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. The artist's pinholes in the four corners and in the lower center near the edge. A 1'' vertical tear extending up from the lower left edge. One shallow paint crack in the upper right near the edge. Not examined out of the frame.

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William Posey Silva (1859-1948 Carmel, CA)

Lot 12: William Posey Silva (1859-1948 Carmel, CA)

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Description: Point Lobos Rock - Monterey, signed lower left: William Silva, oil on canvas laid to artist's board, 9'' H x 12'' W, est: $1500/2500.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Surface dirt and some scattered scratches across the lower center. A tiny spot of loss in the lower left on the water. Blacklight: A nickel-sized spot of touch-up in the upper center.

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Albert Thomas De Rome (1885-1959 Carmel, CA)

Lot 13: Albert Thomas De Rome (1885-1959 Carmel, CA)

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Description: ''Reamer Point, Pt. Lobos'', signed lower right: A. De Rome, titled and dated verso: Apr 1937, oil on unstretched canvas, 6'' H x 8'' W, est: $1500/2500. Literature: W.A. Nelson-Rees, ''Albert Thomas DeRome 1885-1959: Being a Story of His Life and A Picture Diary of His Oils and Watercolor'', Oakland, CA, 1988, no. 203, pg. 79, illustrated.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Blacklight: A scattered 1.5'' area of touch-up in the lower center near the edge. Possible spots of touch-up in the green pigments in the left center and in the violet / grey pigments on the hill in the right center. Difficult to read under uneven varnish.

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Armin Hansen (1886-1957 Monterey, CA)

Lot 14: Armin Hansen (1886-1957 Monterey, CA)

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Description: Figures hauling a boat ashore, unsigned, oil on panel, 6'' H x 7.25'' W, est: $8000/12,000.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition with very minor frame abrasion. Blacklight: A thin, scattered vertical line of touch-up to address a surface scratch 1" in from the right edge.

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Constance Peters (1878-1939 Monterey, CA)

Lot 15: Constance Peters (1878-1939 Monterey, CA)

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Description: Fishing shack and pier on an inlet, California, signed lower left: Constance Peters, oil on canvasboard, 4.5'' H x 8'' W, est: $1000/2000.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition with minor frame abrasion. Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight.

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Albert Thomas De Rome (1885-1959 Carmel, CA)

Lot 16: Albert Thomas De Rome (1885-1959 Carmel, CA)

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Description: ''Evening, Upper Carmel Valley, Marble Ranch, 25 Miles Up, Tullarcitos (sic) Rancho'', signed lower left: A. De Rome, titled, inscribed and dated verso: Oct. 23, 1938, oil on unstretched canvas, 6'' H x 8'' W, est: $1000/1500. Literature: W.A. Nelson-Rees, ''Albert Thomas DeRome 1885-1959: Being a Story of His Life and A Picture Diary of His Oils and Watercolor'', Oakland, CA, 1988, no. 234, pg. 85, illustrated.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight.

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Albert Thomas De Rome (1885-1959 Carmel, CA)

Lot 17: Albert Thomas De Rome (1885-1959 Carmel, CA)

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Description: ''Evening Dunes, Monterey Coast'', signed lower left: A. De Rome, titled and dated verso: Feb 1934, oil on unstretched window shade canvas, 4'' H x 6'' W, est: $500/700. Literature: W.A. Nelson-Rees, ''Albert Thomas DeRome 1885-1959: Being a Story of His Life and A Picture Diary of His Oils and Watercolor'', Oakland, CA, 1988, no. 178, pg. 73, illustrated.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Blacklight: Apparently no evidence of touch-up under blacklight. Uneven varnish.

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Guiseppe Cadenasso (1858-1918 San Francisco, CA)

Lot 18: Guiseppe Cadenasso (1858-1918 San Francisco, CA)

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Description: Oakland landscape, circa 1895, signed lower left: G. Cadenasso, gouache and pastel on canvas under glass, 9.5'' H x 11'' W, est: $1000/2000. Exhibited: ''California Grandeur and Genre: From the Collection of James L. Coran and Walter A. Nelson-Rees'', Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA, December 1991 - March 1993, no. 7 (also traveled to other institutional venues).

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Minor frame abrasion.

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Christian A. Jorgensen (1860-1935 Piedmont, CA)

Lot 19: Christian A. Jorgensen (1860-1935 Piedmont, CA)

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Description: ''Tree on Edge of Lake Merritt'', Oakland, CA, signed and dated lower left: Chr. Jorgensen '91, titled verso, unframed watercolor on paper, 5.5'' H x 9'' W, est: $1000/2000.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition with very minor soiling in the corners. Glue residue in the four verso corners. The paper loose, not mounted, matted or framed.

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Albert Thomas De Rome (1885-1959 Carmel, CA)

Lot 20: Albert Thomas De Rome (1885-1959 Carmel, CA)

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Description: Los Gatos Creek, signed lower right: A. De Rome, inscribed and dated verso: Los Gatos June 9, 44 P.M., numbered verso: SI 1462, oil on canvas laid to Plexiglas, 6'' H x 8'' W, est: $1500/2500.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Blacklight: No evidence of touch-up under blacklight.

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Warren E. Rollins (1861-1962 Winslow, AZ)

Lot 21: Warren E. Rollins (1861-1962 Winslow, AZ)

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Description: California coastal landscape, circa 1920s, signed lower right: -W.E. Rollins-, oil on board, 9'' H x 12'' W, est: $1000/1500.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Surface dirt. Frame abrasion with some scattered losses along the edges. Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight.

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John Bond Francisco (1863-1931 Los Angeles, CA)

Lot 22: John Bond Francisco (1863-1931 Los Angeles, CA)

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Description: Sunset landscape, signed lower right: J. Bond Francisco, oil on canvas, 10'' H x 12'' W, est: $3000/5000.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Two specks of paint loss along the lower right edge and a .25'' scratch in the lower left corner. Minor frame abrasion along the lower edge and a minor upper stretcher bar crease. Blacklight: Scattered tiny spots of touch-up in the upper left and along the upper left edge. A spot of touch-up in the upper right corner and some minor scattered touch-up along the lower right edge. Uneven varnish.

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William Keith (1838-1911 San Francisco, CA)

Lot 23: William Keith (1838-1911 San Francisco, CA)

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Description: Figures in a California landscape, circa 1885, signed lower right: W. Keith, oil on cigar box lid, 4.75'' H x 8'' W, est: $1000/1500.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition with very minor frame abrasion. Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight. Uneven varnish.

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Charles Partridge Adams (1858-1942 Pasadena, CA)

Lot 24: Charles Partridge Adams (1858-1942 Pasadena, CA)

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Description: ''Mountainscape'', signed lower left: Chas. Partridge. Adams., watercolor and gouache on paper under glass, 5'' H x 9'' W, est: $1500/2000.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition with minor toning to the paper and a small water stain in the upper right corner. Not examined out of the frame.

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Carl Oscar Borg (1879-1947 Santa Barbara, CA)

Lot 25: Carl Oscar Borg (1879-1947 Santa Barbara, CA)

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Description: ''Evening - Grand Canyon'', signed lower right: Carl Oscar Borg, signed again and titled verso, oil on canvasboard in an original artist's frame, 9'' H x 12'' W, est: $3500/5000.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Minor surface dirt. Blacklight: Scattered tiny spots of touch-up throughout the blue pigments and along the upper edge.

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Edgar Alwin Payne (1883-1947 Hollywood, CA)

Lot 26: Edgar Alwin Payne (1883-1947 Hollywood, CA)

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Description: ''Down on the Farm'', signed lower right: Edgar Payne, titled on Elsie Palmer Payne's label verso, oil on board, 8.5'' H x 10'' W, est: $1500/2500. Note: With four incomplete compositional studies of landscapes and Venice boat scenes verso along with remnants of an Elsie Palmer Payne artist label affixed verso.

Condition Report: Visual: Edge nibbles and losses along the four edges, the corners all rounded from loss. Lifting paint and losses in the upper corners, below the signature and a few other smaller losses along the right edge. A few lines of craquelure scattered throughout. Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight.

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Edgar Alwin Payne (1883-1947 Hollywood, CA)

Lot 27: Edgar Alwin Payne (1883-1947 Hollywood, CA)

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Description: Red and white sails, bears signature lower right: Edgar Payne, oil on canvas laid to artist's board, 8'' H x 9.5'' W, est: $2500/3500.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight. The signature fluoresces.

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Paul Landacre (1893-1963 Los Angeles, CA)

Lot 28: Paul Landacre (1893-1963 Los Angeles, CA)

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Description: ''Hills and the Sea - Malibu Coast'', signed in pencil lower right: Paul Landacre, numbered and titled in pencil lower left: 9/50, artist's monogram in the plate lower right, wood engraving on paper under Plexiglas, 5.75'' H x 7.75'' W, est: $1000/2000.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Minor toning and mat burn to the paper. Not examined out of the frame.

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Maurice Logan (1886-1977 Orinda, CA)

Lot 29: Maurice Logan (1886-1977 Orinda, CA)

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Description: Nudes at the seashore, circa 1930, signed lower right: Maurice Logan, oil on canvas laid to artist's board, 9'' H x 12'' W, est: $8000/12,000. Exhibited: ''Maurice Logan - Artist & Designer'', Saint Mary's College of California, Hearst Art Gallery, Moraga, CA, July - September 1991, no. 51 (see verso label).

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight.

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Selden Connor Gile (1877-1947 Belvedere, CA)

Lot 30: Selden Connor Gile (1877-1947 Belvedere, CA)

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Description: Landscape with hills and three houses, unsigned, oil on board, 9'' H x 12'' W, est: $4000/6000. Note: An original authentication letter from Mrs. Elizabeth C. Hall, dated September 30, 1988, affixed verso.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight.

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Darwin B. Musselman (1916-2001 Selma, CA)

Lot 31: Darwin B. Musselman (1916-2001 Selma, CA)

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Description: ''For the Moment'', still life with butterfly, feather and shell, signed lower right: Darwin Musselman, signed again, titled and with the artist's inscription verso: O-67-24, oil on masonite, 10'' H x 8'' W, est: $1000/1500.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. A 1.5'' diagonal shallow surface scratch in the upper left. Only the linen liner portion of the original frame remains. Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight.

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David Burliuk (1882-1967 Long Island, NY)

Lot 32: David Burliuk (1882-1967 Long Island, NY)

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Description: Figures playing cards, signed lower left: Burliuk, oil on panel, 6'' H x 8'' W, est: $6000/8000.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight.

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David Burliuk (1882-1967 Long Island, NY)

Lot 33: David Burliuk (1882-1967 Long Island, NY)

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Description: Self-portrait of the artist pouring a drink at a table, signed lower center: Burliuk, oil on panel, 5.25'' H x 5'' W, est: $2000/3000.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Blacklight: Apparently no evidence of touch-up under blacklight. Uneven varnish.

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Bernard Karfiol (1886-1952 New York, NY)

Lot 34: Bernard Karfiol (1886-1952 New York, NY)

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Description: ''Three Figures'', or 'Three Young Women', signed lower left: B. Karfiol, signed again and titled on a partial exhibition label affixed verso, oil on canvas, 12'' H x 16'' W, est: $2000/3000. Exhibited: Baltimore Museum of Art, Sadie A. May Collection, Baltimore, MD; Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, n.d. (see partial verso labels).

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition with minor frame abrasion. Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight.

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Simka Simkhovitch (1893-1949 New York, NY / Russia)

Lot 35: Simka Simkhovitch (1893-1949 New York, NY / Russia)

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Description: ''The Ringmaster'', signed and dated lower right: Simka Simkhovitch 1929, oil on canvas laid to canvas, 46'' H x 23'' W, est: $4000/6000

Condition Report: Visual: Minor frame abrasion. The canvas is lined, as stated, and the stretcher bars and keys were replaced when lined. Blacklight: Scattered tiny dots of touch-up throughout the Ringmaster’s face and hat, a 2” x 1” area of touch-up on the Ringmaster’s right lapel near his hand and a dime-sized area of touch-up on the right hand. Tiny dots of scattered touch-up on the male acrobat’s head left center. Scattered tiny dots of touch-up on the upper portion of Ringmaster’s pants, in an area level with the left center acrobat’s head. More minor scattered tiny dots of touch-up on the clown’s face and body and on the monkey’s forehead. Scattered dots of touch-up along the right edge. A small 2” scattered area of dots of touch-up in the lower left. A few other more minor scattered dots of touch-up throughout.

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Max Arthur Cohn (1903-1998 New York, NY)

Lot 36: Max Arthur Cohn (1903-1998 New York, NY)

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Description: ''New York Street Scene'', signed lower right: Max Arthur Cohn, signed again, dated, numbered and titled on the stretcher: 324 - 1935, oil on canvas, 22'' H x 28'' W, est: $2000/3000.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition with a spot of loss along the upper left edge. Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight.

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William Ellsworth Artis (1914-1977 New York, NY)

Lot 37: William Ellsworth Artis (1914-1977 New York, NY)

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Description: Head of an African American woman, incised with signature and date along the base: W. Artis 39, terracotta, 10'' H x 9.5'' W x 8'' D, est: $15,000/25,000. Note: William Artis was an important African American ceramist, sculptor and educator. The present work is from his best known series, created in the 1930s and 40s, consisting of terracotta and stoneware portrait busts of black youths. With realism and sympathy, Artis focuses the viewer's attention on the young girl's thoughtful features emerging from under a plain head cloth. Originally from North Carolina, Artis arrived in New York in the late 1920s and by 1933 was studying at the Art Students League where he won the prestigious William E. Harmon Foundation award for Distinguished Achievement among Negros, in the category of fine art. He continued his studies at Syracuse University after serving in World War II, and also studied at the Harlem Community Art Center under Selma Burke (1900-1995) and Augusta Savage (1892-1962).

Condition Report: Generally good condition with no chips, rubbing or abrasion. An inherent firing hole to the figure's hair. Newer felt applied to the underside.

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Geza Kende (1889-1952 Hollywood, CA)

Lot 38: Geza Kende (1889-1952 Hollywood, CA)

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Description: Seated black nude, signed and dated lower right: Geza Kende 1950, oil on canvas, 32'' H x 25'' W, est: $5000/7000.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight. Varnish drips visible along the lower edge.

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Geza Kende (1889-1952 Hollywood, CA)

Lot 39: Geza Kende (1889-1952 Hollywood, CA)

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Description: Model seated in the artist's studio, signed and dated lower right: Geza Kende 1936, unframed oil on canvas, 50'' H x 40'' W, est: $2000/3000.

Condition Report: Visual: Flaking paint throughout with scattered losses and large areas of instability. Edge wear. Surface dirt and oxidation. The upper left tacking edge canvas corner missing, not affecting the painting. Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight.

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Phillip Latimer Dike (1906-1990 Claremont, CA)

Lot 40: Phillip Latimer Dike (1906-1990 Claremont, CA)

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Description: ''Magic Harbor'', two figures in repose on a porch before a sweeping harbor view, likely Newport Harbor, signed lower right: Phil Dike, signed again and titled on the stretcher: 1965, oil on canvas, 30'' H x 36'' W, est: $25,000/35,000.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. With some minor, scattered, stable craquelure. Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight.

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Ejnar Hansen (1884-1965 Pasadena, CA)

Lot 41: Ejnar Hansen (1884-1965 Pasadena, CA)

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Description: Still life with white pitcher, plums and lemon, signed with monogram lower left: EH, oil on canvas, 19.25'' H x 21.25'' W, est: $1500/2500.

Condition Report: Visual: Stable craquelure throughout. Two new keys. Blacklight: Scattered touch-up across the center with two large corresponding verso patches. Scattered touch-up in the lower left and a few other spots throughout. Difficult to read under uneven varnish.

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Simka Simkhovitch (1893-1949 New York, NY / Russia)

Lot 42: Simka Simkhovitch (1893-1949 New York, NY / Russia)

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Description: ''Flowers'', still life with flowers and fruit on a tabletop, signed and dated lower right: 1930 / Simka Simkhovitch, oil on canvas, 23'' H x 23'' W, est: $1000/1500.

Condition Report: Visual: Scattered craquelure throughout with a few scattered spots of loss in the background. A loss below the signature in the lower right corner. Blacklight: A dime-sized area of touch-up to the right of the flowers on the table. Three spots of repaired loss with touch-up in the background in the left center. The background fluoresces unevenly presumably due to uneven varnish.

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David Burliuk (1882-1967 Long Island, NY)

Lot 43: David Burliuk (1882-1967 Long Island, NY)

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Description: Poppies in vase with shell and bird on beach, signed and dated lower right: Burliuk 1958, oil on canvas board, 16'' H x 12'' W, est: $7000/9000.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. The visible edges of the painting left unfinished by the artist. Blacklight: Two nickel-sized spots of touch-up on the shell and base of the vase. An area of touch-up in the lower left corner. A few scattered spots of touch-up in the upper center at the top of the flowers. Possible other scattered spots of touch-up in the left center and on the white flower but difficult to read under uneven varnish.

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Ben Carre (1883-1978 Los Angeles, CA)

Lot 44: Ben Carre (1883-1978 Los Angeles, CA)

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Description: Lanterns, signed lower right: Ben Carre, oil on canvas laid to canvas, 25'' H x 30'' W, est: $2000/3000.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Frame abrasion along the four edges. Surface grime in the lower left corner. Minor spots of crazing scattered throughout. Blacklight: Minor touch-up on the red lantern. Touch-up throughout the lower portion of the pink lantern.

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Ferdinand Kaufmann (1864-1942 Los Angeles, CA)

Lot 45: Ferdinand Kaufmann (1864-1942 Los Angeles, CA)

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Description: ''Flower Study'', signed and dated lower left: F. Kaufmann 1932, titled verso, oil on board, 30'' H x 24'' W, est: $1000/2000.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Surface dirt. Blacklight: A few small spots of touch-up along the lower center. A small spot of touch-up upper left corner. A spot of touch-up in the center among the flowers. A spot of touch-up to repair a bend in the board in the extreme lower right corner.

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Sara Kolb Danner (1894-1969 Santa Barbara, CA)

Lot 46: Sara Kolb Danner (1894-1969 Santa Barbara, CA)

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Description: Flower seller and figures in a city square, signed lower right: Sara Kolb Danner, oil on canvas, 28'' H x 30'' W, est: $1500/2000.

Condition Report: Visual: A spot of paint loss in the lower right corner and a speck of loss in the lower left center. Blacklight: A 3'' area of touch up in the lower left center, a .5'' x 1'' area of touch-up on the street, two 1'' areas of touch-up on the second floor windows and several areas of touch up in the upper left sky.

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Arthur J. Stephens (1897-1980 Long Beach, CA)

Lot 47: Arthur J. Stephens (1897-1980 Long Beach, CA)

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Description: ''Villa Riviera'', view of historic downtown Long Beach, circa 1930s, signed lower right: Arthur J. Stephens, signed again and titled on an exhibition label affixed verso, oil on canvas, 14'' H x 16'' W, est: $800/1200. Exhibited: Long Beach Art Association, Inc., Long Beach, CA, n.d. (see verso labels).

Condition Report: Visual: Frame abrasion along the edges. Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight.

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Stephen Seymour Thomas (1868-1956 La Crescenta, CA)

Lot 48: Stephen Seymour Thomas (1868-1956 La Crescenta, CA)

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Description: The artist?s home and Gould Castle, La Crescenta, unsigned, inscribed verso: Picture painted by S. Seymour Thomas - of the Gould Castle and the house of Pierre Ashall - caretaker of Dr. B.B. Briggs ''Terrace'' after his death, oil on panel, 10.25'' H x 13.75'' W, est: $1000/2000.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight.

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George Demont Otis (1879-1962 Kentfield, CA)

Lot 49: George Demont Otis (1879-1962 Kentfield, CA)

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Description: 'The La Brea Pit'', circa 1923, unsigned, oil on canvas laid to artist's board, 12'' H x 16'' W, est: $1000/1500. Note: Concert pianist, music educator and composer Frances Ulric Cole (1905-1992) was born in New York but early in her career spent time in Hollywood, CA. She received the present work and the following painting as a gift from the artist on the occasion her 18th birthday, September 9, 1923. That year Cole was awarded her first fellowship to the Juilliard School of Music. She remained in the New York area for her career as a music teacher, composer and editor for Time Magazine, and was a founding member of the Society of American Women Composers. The present work bears an inscription on a label affixed verso that reads: Location: Northern side of Wilshire Blvd., N east, Los Angeles. From this continuously bubbling pond of crude oil and vicinity, mastodons, other prehistoric carcasses have been brought forth. / This picture should be in the Los Angeles Historical Museum.

Condition Report: Visual: Surface dirt and discolored varnish. A surface drip in the upper left. Frame abrasion along the edges and a few abrasions to the extreme canvas edges from framing tacks. The board slightly bowed. Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight.

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George Demont Otis (1879-1962 Kentfield, CA)

Lot 50: George Demont Otis (1879-1962 Kentfield, CA)

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Description: ''Topanga Canyon'', circa 1923, signed lower right: Geo. Otis, signed again and titled on an exhibition label affixed verso: Geo. Demont Otis, oil on canvasboard, 12'' H x 16'' W, est: $1000/1500. Exhibited: Laguna Beach Art Gallery, n.d. (see verso label). Note: Please see previous lot for information on Frances Ulric Cole.

Condition Report: Visual: Heavy surface dirt and grime. A .75'' indentation with minor losses in the upper right on the mountain. Scattered crazing in the sky. The canvas separating from the board along the upper edge. A few specks of loss scattered throughout. Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight.

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