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Robert Wood (American, 1889-1979) Bluebonnets

Auction:
2299
Lot:
249
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$6,463$5,500

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2299
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 18, 2005 4:00PM

Description:

Robert Wood (American, 1889-1979)

Bluebonnets
Signed "Robt. Wood" l.l.
Oil on canvas, 12 x 16 in. (30.4 x 40.6 cm), framed.
Condition: Canvas deformation u.c., surface grime.

N.B. Robert Wood was born in 1889, in Sandgate, England, the son of a Victorian painter, and showed early promise as an artist. He immigrated to the United States early in the 20th century, traveling across the country, painting and working as a laborer to support himself. He finally settled in San Antonio, Texas. Here he studied art seriously for the first time, under the Spanish artist Jose Arpa. It was in Texas that Wood produced some of his most well known paintings, such as his famous scenes of blue lupine, or Texas bluebonnets, like the field pictured in this painting.
Estimate $7,000-9,000

Keywords

Robert Wood, N.B. Robert Wood, Victorian painter , Sandgate, United Kingdom, United States, San Antonio, Jose Arpa, Faboideae

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