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Press Release - October 16, 2015
‘Lost’ Bluebonnet Painting Expected to Exceed $150,000 in Texas Art Auction at HeritageNever before seen in color; Texas Landscape with Bluebonnets by Julian Onderdonk offered Nov. 7 in Dallas
“These two, historically important paintings were discovered by Heritage Auctions and fill in the blanks on Onderdonk’s prolific and genre-defining career,” said Atlee Phillips, Director of Texas Art at Heritage Auctions. “Other than the family that has owned it since the early 1900s, no one has seen this painting in color for 40 years. Texas Landscape with Bluebonnets is one of the three such themed paintings in this auction, which makes it a collector’s dream for lovers of Texas art.”
Texas Landscape with Bluebonnets (measuring 25 by 30 inches) was published in black and white in “A Family of Texas Painters” by scholar Cecilia Steinfeldt in 1975. The painting uniquely embodies the complexity of the Texas landscape, which can be at once breathtakingly beautiful and compellingly rough, by juxtaposing the heavy impasto of the crumbling rocks and spiny cactus dominating the foreground with the beautifully impressionistic treatment of the trees and sky in the middle and backgrounds. This example personifies the style, technique, and legacy of Julian Onderdonk, Phillips said.
Two additional Onderdonk bluebonnet-themed works in the auction include Bluebonnets in Spring (est. $60,000+) and Bluebonnets in the Misty Morning (est. $60,000+).
Three works by Robert William Wood to document Texas’ rolling hills and sweeping vistas include Guadalupe River (est. $20,000+), Texas Spring (est. $15,000+), and Fall Landscape (est. $15,000+).
The popularity of landscapes by Porfirio Salinas has increased in recent years and Morning in the Hill Country (est. $15,000+) is the exactly the type of iconic impressionistic depiction of the Texas landscape that has helped to inspire the rising popularity of Texas art as a focus for collectors, scholars and exhibitions.
Additional highlights include, but are not limited to:
Porch, 1950, by William Lewis Lester (est. $10,000+).
Whales, 1954, by Bror Utter (est. $7,000+).
Once Upon a Time to See Ourselves, 1974, by Ancel E. Nunn (est. $6,000+).
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Eric Bradley, Public Relations Associate
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