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Lot 110: VIVIAN AUNSPAUGH (1869-1960)

Est: $3,000 USD - $4,000 USD
Heritage AuctionsDecember 02, 2006Dallas, TX, US

Item Overview


Untitled, 1952
Oil on canvas
24in. x 30in.
Signed and dated lower left

This painting is emblematic of the changes that had taken place in the Texas cattle industry from the days of the free and open range. In those days, Longhorn cattle dominated the breeds. Longhorns carried the ideal characteristics for cattle of the day -- they were tremendous for long drives -- they could go incredible distances without water, rustle their own food, fend for themselves, swim rivers, and survive the desert sun and winter snow.

As the open range was fenced and cattle drives were no longer necessary to get beef to market, ranchers turned to other European breeds of cattle, and the Longhorn dwindled in importance.

Condition Report

Excellent condition. Period frame in excellent condition.

Auction Details

2006 Dec Heritage Texas Art Sig. Auction #649

Heritage Auctions
December 02, 2006, 01:00 PM EST

2801 W. Airport Freeway, Dallas, TX, 75261, US