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Painter, Illustrator, b. 1856 - d. 1925

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        • Attributed to Alexander Francis Harmer
          May. 04, 2024

          Attributed to Alexander Francis Harmer

          Est: $200 - $400

          (1856-1925, California, New Jersey) Portrait of an African American. Dated 1886. Oil on canvas painting, most likely a study. Signed with initials and dated lower right. Initialed on verso AFH. In an old gilt oak frame. Sight size 13" h x 9" w. Overall 17 1/2" h x 13 1/4" w. Overall good untouched condition.

          Marion Antique Auctions
        • Alexander Francis Harmer (1856-1925) California Watercolor "Santa Barbara Oaks" 1896
          Mar. 24, 2024

          Alexander Francis Harmer (1856-1925) California Watercolor "Santa Barbara Oaks" 1896

          Est: $4,500 - $5,500

          Alexander Francis Harmer (1856-1925) California Watercolor "Santa Barbara Oaks" 1896.  Signed.  Excellent condition.  Holton custom hand-carved oak frame.  15"h x 23.5"w.  Frame 22 5/8"h x 31"w. Active/lived in California, New Jersey. Alexander Harmer is known for Indian life and landscape painting, illustration. Born in Newark, New Jersey, Alexander Harmer "is considered Southern California's first great painter of the 19th century" (Edan Hughes). He began painting as a child, and at age 13 left home and wandered to Lincoln, Nebraska, where he spent three years before joining the army in Cincinnati, Ohio. Stationed in California for two years, he got a discharge to study art at the Pennsylvania School of Fine Arts in Philadelphia with Thomas Eakins and Thomas Anshutz. In 1881, to get West to paint Indians, he re-enlisted in the Army and was assigned cavalry duty in Arizona. His expeditions against Geronimo and the Apaches earned him the title "Artist of the Apaches," and his illustrations were in Harper's Weekly. He took his field sketches and notes of the Apaches, and returned to the Pennsylvania Academy where he produced a series of oil paintings and watercolors. In the 1890s, he settled in Santa Barbara, and began painting portraits and genre scenes depicting 19th-century California during the mission era when Mexico ruled California. He married into one of the old families of the area. His adobe gallery and home on De La Guerra Plaza was a popular place for artists. Spend $7500 or more at our two day auction and all of your SHIPPING IS FREE within the lower 48 states. SHIPPING We box and ship ourselves, to keep shipping costs low. We do not use a packaging service, unless the customer prefers us to use them. We can ship either USPS or Fed Ex Ground. We deliver most larger pieces ourselves on the west coast and we make a loop around the US within approximately 60 days after the auction. No matter where you live in the lower 48 states, we look forward to personally meeting you and delivering larger pieces directly to your house. Most larger pieces can be hand delivered for $500-$600 almost anywhere in the lower 48 states. For estimated shipping times of larger pieces, please call or email us before you bid.

          California Historical Design, Inc
        • Alexander Francis Harmer (1856-1925) Hostage from a Raid 20 x 24 in. framed 30 x 34 in.
          Apr. 26, 2023

          Alexander Francis Harmer (1856-1925) Hostage from a Raid 20 x 24 in. framed 30 x 34 in.

          Est: $3,000 - $5,000

          Alexander Francis Harmer (1856-1925) Hostage from a Raid signed 'ALEXANDER F. HARMER.' (lower right) and signed again and indistinctly titled (on the reverse) oil on canvas in sepia tones 20 x 24 in. framed 30 x 34 in.

          Bonhams
        • Alexander Francis Harmer, (1856-1925), "San Marcos Ranch," 1904, Oil on waxed canvas, 16" H x 20" W
          Mar. 14, 2023

          Alexander Francis Harmer, (1856-1925), "San Marcos Ranch," 1904, Oil on waxed canvas, 16" H x 20" W

          Est: $2,500 - $3,500

          Alexander Francis Harmer (1856-1925) "San Marcos Ranch," 1904 Oil on waxed canvas Signed, dated, and inscribed lower right: Alex F. Harmer / San Marcos Ranch, Santa Barbara, Cal, 1904

          John Moran Auctioneers
        • Alexander F. Harmer, (1856-1925), Vaqueros riding at night, Oil on canvas, 18" H x 24" W
          Mar. 14, 2023

          Alexander F. Harmer, (1856-1925), Vaqueros riding at night, Oil on canvas, 18" H x 24" W

          Est: $3,000 - $5,000

          Alexander Francis Harmer (1856-1925) Vaqueros riding at night Oil on canvas Signed and monogrammed lower left: Alexander F. Harmer

          John Moran Auctioneers
        • Alexander Francis Harmer (1856-1925) Sketch of Inez 14 x 10 1/4 in. framed 21 x 17 in.
          Feb. 07, 2023

          Alexander Francis Harmer (1856-1925) Sketch of Inez 14 x 10 1/4 in. framed 21 x 17 in.

          Est: $1,000 - $1,500

          Alexander Francis Harmer (1856-1925) Sketch of Inez signed, dated, and titled 'Alex F. Harmer. 1910' (on the reverse) and estate stamped (on the reverse) oil on canvas 14 x 10 1/4 in. framed 21 x 17 in.

          Bonhams
        • Alexander Francis Harmer (1856-1925) Mission San Juan Capistrano 22 x 33 in. framed 32 x 42 in.
          Nov. 21, 2022

          Alexander Francis Harmer (1856-1925) Mission San Juan Capistrano 22 x 33 in. framed 32 x 42 in.

          Est: $10,000 - $15,000

          Alexander Francis Harmer (1856-1925) Mission San Juan Capistrano signed and dated 'A.F. Harmer 1886' (lower right) oil on canvas 22 x 33 in. framed 32 x 42 in.

          Bonhams
        • Alexander F. Harmer, (1856-1925, Santa Barbara, CA), Two sketch books: First: A Water Color Sketches book with sketches of Native Ameri
          May. 24, 2022

          Alexander F. Harmer, (1856-1925, Santa Barbara, CA), Two sketch books: First: A Water Color Sketches book with sketches of Native Ameri

          Est: $2,000 - $3,000

          Alexander F. Harmer (1856-1925, Santa Barbara, CA) Two sketch books: First: A Water Color Sketches book with sketches of Native American textiles and jewelry; The second: A Cambridge "Press" Sketch Book with military costume designs and furniture sketches, circa 1900s Each with various mediums throughout: watercolor, pencil, charcoal, and colored pencil Unsigned The first: 4.75" H x 6.25" W x 0.5" D; The second: 7.25" H x 4.5" W x 0.5" D Notes: Each in a clam shell case by David Weinstein Bookbinder, previously with Heritage Books, Beverly Hills, CA. This lot is accompanied by a prior listing from Michael Sharpe Rare & Antiquarian Books, Pasadena, CA.

          John Moran Auctioneers
        • Alexander F. Harmer, (1856-1925, Santa Barbara, CA), "Land of Sunshine", Ink and wash on paper under glass, 7.75 7.75" H x 5.375" W
          May. 24, 2022

          Alexander F. Harmer, (1856-1925, Santa Barbara, CA), "Land of Sunshine", Ink and wash on paper under glass, 7.75 7.75" H x 5.375" W

          Est: $1,000 - $1,500

          Alexander F. Harmer (1856-1925, Santa Barbara, CA) "Land of Sunshine" Ink and wash on paper under glass Signed lower right: A.F. Harmer; titled by repute; photocopy affixed verso: "The forms were [indistinct] and [indistinct] until they came between him and the light" 7.75 7.75" H x 5.375" W

          John Moran Auctioneers
        • Alexander F. Harmer W/C Painting, A Sly Sip
          Jan. 29, 2022

          Alexander F. Harmer W/C Painting, A Sly Sip

          Est: $600 - $700

          Alexander Francis Harmer (California/New Jersey, 1856-1925) watercolor on paper painting titled "A Sly Sip" depicting a young African American child holding a broom and a wicker bottle in an interior setting. Signed and dated "Alex F. Harmer 1887" lower right. R. H. Lowe Galleries, Chicago, IL labels, en verso. Housed and matted under glass in a giltwood frame. Sight: 13 1/4" H x 9 1/4" W. Framed: 26 1/4" H x 22 1/4" W.

          Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
        • ALEXANDER F. HARMER (1856-1925): CALIFORNIA MISSION SCENE
          Nov. 18, 2021

          ALEXANDER F. HARMER (1856-1925): CALIFORNIA MISSION SCENE

          Est: $600 - $800

          mixed media on paper; unsigned; Provenance: George Stern Fine Art West Hollywood; 8 x 11 1/2 inches; 17 x 21 inches frame

          Abell Auction
        • ALEXANDER F. HARMER (1856-1925): CALIFORNIA MISSION SCENE
          Sep. 09, 2021

          ALEXANDER F. HARMER (1856-1925): CALIFORNIA MISSION SCENE

          Est: $600 - $800

          mixed media on paper; unsigned; Provenance: George Stern Fine Art West Hollywood; 8 x 11 1/2 inches; 17 x 21 inches frame

          Abell Auction
        • Alexander F. Harmer Painting “Mountains Near Santa Barbara” 1908
          Jun. 26, 2021

          Alexander F. Harmer Painting “Mountains Near Santa Barbara” 1908

          Est: $2,500 - $3,500

          Alexander Francis Harmer (1856 - 1925) Painting “Mountains Near Santa Barbara” 1908. Written on back “San Marcos Ranch – Near Santa Cruz Creek Look in North Painted about 1908.” Signed. Excellent condition. 14.25"h x 12.5"w. Tim Holton custom oak frame 19.75"h x 17.75"w. Spend $5000 or more at this auction and all of your SHIPPING IS FREE within the lower 48 states. SHIPPING We box and ship ourselves, to keep shipping costs low. We do not use a packaging service, unless the customer prefers us to use them. We can ship either USPS or Fed Ex Ground. We deliver most larger pieces ourselves on the west coast and we make a loop around the US within approximately 60 days after the auction. No matter where you live in the lower 48 states, we look forward to personally meeting you and delivering larger pieces directly to your house. Most larger pieces can be hand delivered for $300 almost anywhere in the lower 48 states. For estimated shipping times of larger pieces, please call or email us before you bid.

          California Historical Design, Inc
        • Alexander Francis Harmer (1856-1925) Too Much to Drink 9 1/2 x 13 1/2in (Painted in 1890. )
          Jul. 13, 2020

          Alexander Francis Harmer (1856-1925) Too Much to Drink 9 1/2 x 13 1/2in (Painted in 1890. )

          Est: $2,000 - $4,000

          Alexander Francis Harmer (1856-1925) Too Much to Drink signed in ligature and dated 'AF Harmer 890' (center left) watercolor on paperboard 9 1/2 x 13 1/2in Painted in 1890. For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

          Bonhams
        • Alexander Francis Harmer (1856-1925) Oak Dean 16 1/4 x 20 1/4in
          Jul. 13, 2020

          Alexander Francis Harmer (1856-1925) Oak Dean 16 1/4 x 20 1/4in

          Est: $2,000 - $3,000

          Alexander Francis Harmer (1856-1925) Oak Dean signed 'ALEX. F. HARMER.' (lower right) oil on canvas 16 1/4 x 20 1/4in For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

          Bonhams
        • Alexander Harmer, (American, 1856-1925), Women sewing, De La Guerra Adobe, Santa Barbara, watercolor on paper, 9 3/4 x 7 3/4in (25 x 20
          Nov. 24, 2019

          Alexander Harmer, (American, 1856-1925), Women sewing, De La Guerra Adobe, Santa Barbara, watercolor on paper, 9 3/4 x 7 3/4in (25 x 20

          Est: $2,000 - $3,000

          Alexander Harmer (American, 1856-1925) Women sewing, De La Guerra Adobe, Santa Barbara watercolor on paper signed lower right A.F. Harmer 9 3/4 x 7 3/4in (25 x 20cm) Provenance: Property from a Santa Barbara, California collector.

          Andrew Jones Auctions
        • Alexander Harmer, (American, 1856-1925), Women sewing, De La Guerra Adobe, Santa Barbara, watercolor on paper, 9 3/4 x 7 3/4in (25 x 20
          Oct. 20, 2019

          Alexander Harmer, (American, 1856-1925), Women sewing, De La Guerra Adobe, Santa Barbara, watercolor on paper, 9 3/4 x 7 3/4in (25 x 20

          Est: $3,000 - $5,000

          Alexander Harmer (American, 1856-1925) Women sewing, De La Guerra Adobe, Santa Barbara watercolor on paper signed lower right A.F. Harmer 9 3/4 x 7 3/4in (25 x 20cm) Provenance: Property from a Santa Barbara, California collector.

          Andrew Jones Auctions
        • ALEXANDER F. HARMER: "SISTER OF CHIEF GEORGE"
          Oct. 06, 2019

          ALEXANDER F. HARMER: "SISTER OF CHIEF GEORGE"

          Est: $800 - $1,200

          watercolor initialed lower left 8 x 6 inches

          Abell Auction
        • Alexander F. Harmer (1856-1925 Santa Barbara, CA)
          Sep. 08, 2019

          Alexander F. Harmer (1856-1925 Santa Barbara, CA)

          Est: $10,000 - $15,000

          Alexander F. Harmer (1856-1925 Santa Barbara, CA) A large collection of the artist's work including five oils on board; a large group of the artist's loose sketches in various mediums and sizes; some works signed Additional works by Richmond Irwin Kelsey (1905-1987 Oxnard, CA), Edward Borein (1872-1945 Santa Barbara, CA), and other artist's works, in various mediums and sizes; some works signed (approximately 130 works) Largest: 12" H x 15.25" W

          John Moran Auctioneers
        • Watching Signal Fires at Sunset by Alexander Harmer
          Sep. 15, 2018

          Watching Signal Fires at Sunset by Alexander Harmer

          Est: $50,000 - $100,000

          Alexander Harmer (1856-1925), oil on canvas, 29 x 49, signed lower right

          Jackson Hole Art Auction
        • Alexander Frances Harmer (1856-1925) w/color
          Aug. 27, 2017

          Alexander Frances Harmer (1856-1925) w/color

          Est: $1,500 - $2,500

          10" x 13 7/8" "View of the Grand Canyon w the Colorado Northern Arizona looking East toward Peach Springs" 1885

          California Auctioneers
        • Alexander Francis Harmer ( 1856-1925) Sunset on the coast near Santa Barbara 18 x 24in overall: 25 3/4 x 31 1/2in
          Apr. 11, 2017

          Alexander Francis Harmer ( 1856-1925) Sunset on the coast near Santa Barbara 18 x 24in overall: 25 3/4 x 31 1/2in

          Est: $6,000 - $8,000

          Sunset on the coast near Santa Barbara signed 'Alex F. Harmer.' (lower right) oil on canvas 18 x 24in overall: 25 3/4 x 31 1/2in Footnotes This view is believed to be from 1000 Steps Beach, which is just below Shoreline Park, Santa Barbara.

          Bonhams
        • Alexander Francis Harmer ( 1856-1925) Mission San Luis Rey 18 x 24in overall: 27 x 33in
          Apr. 11, 2017

          Alexander Francis Harmer ( 1856-1925) Mission San Luis Rey 18 x 24in overall: 27 x 33in

          Est: $6,000 - $8,000

          Mission San Luis Rey signed 'Alex.F.Harmer.' (lower right) oil on canvas 18 x 24in overall: 27 x 33in Footnotes Provenance Private collection, Hawaii. The church depicted was founded in 1798 by Padre Fermín Francisco de Lasuén and built in 1811.

          Bonhams
        • Alexander F. Harmer (1856-1925 Santa Barbara, CA)
          Oct. 25, 2016

          Alexander F. Harmer (1856-1925 Santa Barbara, CA)

          Est: $15,000 - $20,000

          ''Sunset on the Coast near Santa Barbara, Cal'', California coastal, signed lower right: Alex F. Harmer, oil on canvas laid to canvas, 18'' H x 24'' W, est: $15,000/20,000. Note: Signed again, dated, inscribed and titled on the original canvas prior to lining: To Chris F. Phillips, From Alex F. Harmer, May 1895 - Sunset on the Coast near Santa Barbara, Cal.

          John Moran Auctioneers
        • Alexander F. Harmer (1856-1925 Santa Barbara, CA)
          Oct. 25, 2016

          Alexander F. Harmer (1856-1925 Santa Barbara, CA)

          Est: $1,500 - $2,500

          ''Chihuahua, Mex'', figures by a stream, signed in pencil on the matting lower right: Alexander Harmer, titled and dated in pencil on the matting lower left:1888, titled again verso, watercolor on board under glass, sight size: 6.5'' H x 9.75'' W, est: $1500/2500. Note: Board size: 6.75'' H x 10'' W.

          John Moran Auctioneers
        • Alexander W. Harmer (1854-1924)
          Jul. 26, 2014

          Alexander W. Harmer (1854-1924)

          Est: $6,000 - $9,000

          The Pioneer - Vaqueros (1905)

          Coeur d’Alene Art Auction
        • Alexander F. Harmer (1856-1925 Santa Barbara, CA)
          Nov. 12, 2013

          Alexander F. Harmer (1856-1925 Santa Barbara, CA)

          Est: $2,000 - $3,000

          ''San Marcos Ranch, Santa Barbara, CA'', Rural California landscape, signed lower right: Alex F. Harmer and with the artist's Apache crossed peace pipes device, signed again and titled on the stretcher verso, oil on canvas laid to canvas, 16'' H x 20'' W, est: $2000/3000.

          John Moran Auctioneers
        • Alexander F. Harmer (1856-1925 Santa Barbara, CA)
          Oct. 22, 2013

          Alexander F. Harmer (1856-1925 Santa Barbara, CA)

          Est: $3,000 - $5,000

          ''Arroyo Burro Canyon, Santa Barbara, Wade Ranch House'', signed lower left: Alex J. Harmer, titled verso, oil on canvas laid to canvas, 16'' H x 20'' W, est: $3000/5000.

          John Moran Auctioneers
        • Alexander F. Harmer (1856-1925 Santa Barbara, CA)
          Oct. 22, 2013

          Alexander F. Harmer (1856-1925 Santa Barbara, CA)

          Est: $4,000 - $6,000

          ''Mission Concepcion Purisima'', San Antonio, signed and dated lower left: Alexander Harmer 1890, titled on gallery label verso, watercolor on paper under glass, sight size: 9'' H x 13.5'' W, est: $4000/6000.

          John Moran Auctioneers
        • Alexander F. Harmer (1856-1925 Santa Barbara, CA)
          Oct. 22, 2013

          Alexander F. Harmer (1856-1925 Santa Barbara, CA)

          Est: $6,000 - $8,000

          'Returning from the Rodeo'', Figures on horseback in the San Marcos Pass, signed, inscribed and dated lower left: Alex. F. Harmer / San Marcos Pass, Santa Barbara, Cal. / 1905, with the artist's Apache crossed peace pipes device, watercolor and gouache on paper under glass, sight size: 19.75'' H x 28.75'' W, est: $6000/8000. Exhibited: The Valley Club of Montecito, Santa Barbara, CA, September - December 2002. Note: Harmer's work is at once romantic and historical with a focus on capturing the vanishing life in and around the old missions during the Mexican Rule period. The present work is a strong example of this style and has great attention to detail and a dynamic composition. As with many of the artist's works, Harmer used his wife and other family members as models for the figures in this scene. Marcos Ranch extends far northward into the San Rafael backcountry and once contained over 35,000 acres purchased from Governor Pico on June 8, 1846 by Don Nicholas Den of Ranchos Dos Pueblos and his physician brother Richard. The ranch still exists today with a portion of the property renamed Rancho San Fernando Rey. The ranch was once the site of the 'Assestencia de Santa Cruz' that was one of the Royal 'kitchen' ranches operated by the Santa Barbara Mission beginning in 1804.

          John Moran Auctioneers
        • Alexander F. Harmer (1856-1925 Santa Barbara, CA)
          Oct. 22, 2013

          Alexander F. Harmer (1856-1925 Santa Barbara, CA)

          Est: $10,000 - $15,000

          ''Beyond These Infinities Lies Gold?'', signed lower right: Alexander F. Harmer, with the artist's Apache crossed peace pipes device, signed again and titled verso , oil on canvas laid to canvas, 24'' H x 36.25'' W, est: $10,000/15,000.

          John Moran Auctioneers
        • Alexander Harmer (1856-1925)
          Mar. 01, 2012

          Alexander Harmer (1856-1925)

          Est: $10,000 - $15,000

          Alexander Harmer (1856-1925) The Santa Barbara Mission signed 'Alexander Harmer./Santa Barbara CA' (lower right) watercolor and pencil on paper 15 x 21½ in. (38.1 x 54 cm.)

          Christie's
        • Alexander Francis Harmer: Sioux Indians Lighting Back Fires
          Nov. 13, 2011

          Alexander Francis Harmer: Sioux Indians Lighting Back Fires

          Est: $35,000 - $45,000

          Painting

          Altermann Galleries
        • Alexander Harmer (1856-1925) 20" x 30 o/c 'Sioux Indians Lighting the Backfires' oil on canvas signed lower right
          May. 01, 2011

          Alexander Harmer (1856-1925) 20" x 30 o/c 'Sioux Indians Lighting the Backfires' oil on canvas signed lower right

          Est: $30,000 - $40,000

          Alexander Harmer (1856-1925) 20" x 30 o/c 'Sioux Indians Lighting the Backfires' oil on canvas signed lower right

          California Auctioneers
        • Alexander Harmer (1856-1925) pen & ink drawing 9"x13" Apache ceremonial dance Alexander Harmer was with General Crook around 1883
          Mar. 13, 2011

          Alexander Harmer (1856-1925) pen & ink drawing 9"x13" Apache ceremonial dance Alexander Harmer was with General Crook around 1883

          Est: $1,500 - $2,000

          Alexander Harmer (1856-1925) pen & ink drawing 9"x13" Apache ceremonial dance Alexander Harmer was with General Crook around 1883

          California Auctioneers
        • Alexander F. Harmer (American, 1856-1925) The caballero 15 1/4 x 10in
          Nov. 23, 2009

          Alexander F. Harmer (American, 1856-1925) The caballero 15 1/4 x 10in

          Est: $8,000 - $12,000

          The caballero signed 'Alex F. Harmer' (lower left) oil on canvas affixed to board 15 1/4 x 10in

          Bonhams
        • Alexander F. Harmer (American, 1856-1925) Young Geronimo 18 x 24in
          Nov. 23, 2009

          Alexander F. Harmer (American, 1856-1925) Young Geronimo 18 x 24in

          Est: $30,000 - $50,000

          Young Geronimo signed 'Alexander F. Harmer' (lower right) and signed and titled 'The Apache / By Alexander F. Harmer - / Young Gerinimo[sic.]' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 18 x 24in

          Bonhams
        • Harmer Figurative Painting
          Jun. 08, 2004

          Harmer Figurative Painting

          Est: $3,000 - $5,000

          Alexander Francis Harmer 1856-1925 An Indian Encampment oil on canvas 9 x 11 3/4 inches ( 22.9 x 29.8 cm ) Provenance: Property from the Baird Collection. Sold to Benefit the Monterey Museum of Art's Exhibition Program. Collection of Bette Johansing, by descent through the artist. Note: A letter of authentication from Bette Johansing, grandaughter of the artist, accompanies this lot.

          Bonhams
        • Harmer Wagon Horses Camp Fire Oil
          Jun. 11, 2003

          Harmer Wagon Horses Camp Fire Oil

          Est: $10,000 - $15,000

          Signed with monogram l/r: {Alexander Harmer} and inscribed on the reverse: {Beyond these infinities lies gold.. by Ale xander Harmer Santa Barbara, Cal.} 24 x 36 inches ( 61.0 x 91.4 cm )

          Bonhams
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