9. November 2018
Forty-eight works from the estate of renowned art dealer and scholar John H. Garzoli are soon at auction in Los Angeles
Rare examples from the collection include a spectacular large-scale panorama of Yosemite Valley from Inspiration Point (above right) by Thomas Hill, painted in 1888 (estimate: $150,000-250,000) and a rare early California genre painting by William Hahn, The Return Trip from Glacier Point (top), painted in 1874 (estimate: $150,000-250,000).
The sale is complemented by works from various owners including a sumptuous painting of Flamingos and Tropical Birds by Jessie Arms Botke, (estimate: $80,000-120,000), an impressive Edgar Payne, The Inyo Sierra (below), in the Eastern Sierras (estimate: $150,000-250,000) and a colourful Granville Redmond, The Antelope Valley (estimate: $120,000-180,000).
Additional Western highlights include a group of Charles Marion Russell bronzes from the Patrick A. Doheny Trust, and Pay Day, a raucous scene of cowboys outside a saloon by Charlie Dye, painted in 1961 (estimate: $60,000-80,000).
Opening Image: Charlie Dye (1906-1972), Pay Day, Painted in 1961 (estimate: $60,000-80,000); Images in order as shown: William Hahn (1829-1887), The Return Trip from Glacier Point signed, inscribed and dated ‚Wm Hahn/San Francisco/1874‘ (lower right) oil on canvas 34 1/2 x 26 1/2in overall: 49 x 42in Painted in 1874; William Wendt (1865-1946), Summer Thaw signed and dated ‚William Wendt 1913‘ (lower right) oil on canvas 40 x 50in overall: 52 x 62in Painted in 1913; Thomas Hill (1829-1908), Yosemite Valley from Inspiration Point signed and dated ‚T. Hill 1888‘ (lower right) oil on canvas 43 x 53 1/2in overall: 58 x 69 1/4in Painted in 1888; Edgar Payne (1883-1947), The Inyo Sierra signed ‚Edgar Payne‘ (lower left), titled on the artist’s label (affixed to the reverse) oil on canvas 43 x 43in overall: 48 x 48in (in the artist’s frame); Charles Marion Russell (1864-1926), Nature’s Cattle inscribed ‚C.M. Russell / ©‘ and ‚CMR‘ with skull insignia (along the base) and stamped ‚ROMAN BRONZE WORKS N.Y.‘ (along edge of base) bronze with brown patina, 4 in high. Modeled in 1911. All Images Courtesy of Bonhams.