At a forthcoming sale, collectors will find the distinctive landscape paintings of California Impressionists Guy Rose, William Wendt, and their accomplished peers.
Held in Los Angeles and simulcast to San Francisco, Bonhams’ latest sale of California and Western Paintings & Sculpture takes place August 5, when bidding on the first lot opens at 6 p.m. Presale viewings in San Francisco (July 25-27) and in Los Angeles (August 2-4) will offer a firsthand look at the exceptional paintings on offer.

Joseph Kleitsch, “Rue Bourbon-Penthievre, Vernon, France,” ca. 1927, oil on canvas, 21 x 18 in. Digital image courtesy Bonhams
With a catalogue that boasts great depth and quality, Bonhams continues to assert itself as a primary source for California Impressionism. The most celebrated painters of the California plein air painting movement are all featured in the August sale. Guy Rose, Granville Redmond, and William Wendt are represented by exemplary paintings, as are Albert Bierstadt, Maurice Braun, Joseph Kleitsch, and Edgar Payne.

Guy Rose, “A Normandy Farm,” oil on canvas, 23 3/4 x 28 3/4 in. Digital image courtesy Bonhams

Granville Redmond, “Poppies Along the Coast,” oil on canvas affixed to board, 12 x 16 in. Digital image courtesy Bonhams
Guy Rose’s picturesque vision of rural France, titled “A Normandy Farm,” leads presale estimates at $300,000-$500,000. A coastal landscape by William Wendt, depicting California’s Dana Point in vivid blues punctuated by splashes of white, is another gem of the sale.

Edgar Payne, “French Sailboats,” oil on canvas, 20 x 20 in. Digital image courtesy Bonhams

Oscar Edmund Berninghaus, “At the Hitching Post,” oil on canvas, 22 1/4 x 28 in. Digital image courtesy Bonhams
The sale also offers works by Oscar Edmund Berninghaus, E. Charlton Fortune, Armin Hansen, Selden Connor Gile, Elmer Wachtel and Marion Wachtel, Grace Carpenter Hudson, Joseph Lee, Percy Gray, Ernest Martin Hennings, Thomas Hill, Jessie Arms Botke, E. Irving Couse, Millard Sheets, Alson Skinner Clark, and Franz Arthur Bischoff.
G. Harvey and Howard Terpning headline a small selection of works by highly respected living artists.
To see the full auction catalogue online, visit Bonhams’ website.


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