In this ongoing series for Fine Art Today, we take a longer look at the history and features of a soon-to-be-available artwork of note. This week we highlight a gorgeous landscape that highlights Bonhams’ upcoming California and Western Paintings and Sculpture sale.
A fantastic arrangement of significant California and Western paintings and sculpture will soon be available via Bonhams, Los Angeles, on August 1. Among the highlights is a breathtaking landscape by acclaimed painter Elmer Wachtel (1864-1929) showing the Santa Paula Valley.
Within the painting one finds an amazing range of color, which graduates from soft pastel tones at distance to stronger, darker tones in the foreground. A small pathway winds just out of sight toward the left edge of the canvas, and the path in turn is crossed by a meandering creek.
Auction estimates are between $30,000 and $50,000. Other highlights from the sale include works by William Wendt, Ed Mell, Edgar Payne, E. Charlton Fortune, Raymond Dabb Yelland, and many others. To learn more, visit Bonhams.
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