Eanger Irving Couse, “Indian Camp,” 1931, oil on board, 9 x 12 inches ($30,000-$50,000)

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 the much anticipated 2017 Coeur d’Alene Art Auction — a Western art sale in which every lot is must-see.

Held on July 29 at the plush Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada, the Coeur d’Alene Art Auction is easily one of the most highly anticipated Western art shows and sales in the United States. For more than 30 years, the auction has established a rock-solid reputation specializing in the finest classical Western and American art, featuring past masters and extraordinary contemporary artists. “The auction principals have over 100 years of combined experience in selling fine art and have netted their clients over $310 million in the last fifteen years alone,” the auction website boasts.

Richard Schmid, “Alberta Falls, Rocky Mountain National Park,” 1992, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches ($60,000-$90,000)
Charles M. Russell, “Wild Horses,” 1900, watercolor on paper, 20 x 29 inches ($400,000-$600,000)
Edgar Payne, “Desert Sky,” oil on canvas, 25 x 30 inches ($100,000-$150,000)

It should come as no surprise to collectors that the 2017 edition of the sale is expected to continue this record of success as scores of incredible works have been consigned. Absentee and phone bidding are available via the auction’s website, but if you’d like to attend in person, tickets are available for a Friday, July 28 auction preview party in addition to the lunch and the auction itself on Saturday, July 29.

Philip R. Goodwin, “Moose Hunters,” oil on canvas, 25 x 36 inches ($100,000-$150,000)
Logan Maxwell Hagege, “Drifting on By,” 2015, oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches ($20,000-$30,000)
Frank McCarthy, “Forced Toward the Shallows,” oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches ($30,000-$50,000)

Among the historical masters represented are Maynard Dixon, William R. Leigh, Thomas Moran, Frank Tenney Johnson, Philip R. Goodwin, Walter Ufer, Carl Rungius, Edgar Payne, and Charles M. Russell. Other coveted artists include Martin Grelle, Frederic Remington, Howard Terpning, Tom Lovell, Frank McCarthy, Clark Hulings, and Conrad Buff.

To view the full catalogue, visit The Coeur d’Alene Art Auction.

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