Granville Redmond, Guy Rose, William Wendt, and the most influential painters of California Impressionism will all be represented at Bonhams’ forthcoming sale.
On April 8 Bonhams will host a sale of California & Western Paintings & Sculpture that is yet another confirmation of the auctioneer’s premier status as a dealer of California Impressionism. Presale viewings will be on March 28-30 in San Francisco and April 4-7 in Los Angeles. The auction itself takes place at Bonhams’ Los Angeles location, beginning at 6 p.m., and it will also be simulcast to Bonhams’ San Francisco auction room.

William Frederick Ritschel, “Vikings in the Glow of the Midnight Sun,” oil on canvas, 40 1/4 x 45 in. Bonhams
The sale features fine artworks from respected California Impressionist painters including Granville Redmond, Guy Rose, E. Charlton Fortune, John Frost, Edgar Payne, Arthur Hill Gilbert, Joseph Raphael, William Frederick Ritschel, William Wendt, Maurice Braun, Percy Gray, Paul Grimm, Marion Wachtel, and Franz Arthur Bischoff.

John Frost, “Lone Pine Peak,” 1924, oil on canvas, 30 x 36 in. Bonhams

E. Charlton Fortune, “Hall of Flowers, Panama-Pacific International Exposition,” 1915, oil on canvas, 12 x 16 in. Bonhams

Redmond’s “Annandale Wildflowers,” a characteristic example of the artist’s painstaking impressionistic technique, and E. Charlton Fortune’s light-filled, gesturally painted “Hall of Flowers, Panama-Pacific International Exposition” share the distinction of leading presale estimates at $250,000-$350,000.

Eanger Irving Couse, “The Cornhusker,” oil on canvas board, 8 x 10 in. Bonhams
Taos painter Eanger Irving Couse and traditional Western artists Laverne Nelson Black and Maynard Dixon lead the offerings in art of the American West.
To view the full catalogue, visit Bonhams online.


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