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    Sale 2171

    Important American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture

    20 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 13

    Frank Tenney Johnson (1874-1939)

    Edge of the Desert

    Price Realised  

    Frank Tenney Johnson (1874-1939)
    Edge of the Desert
    signed and dated 'F. Tenney Johnson/1923' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm.)


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    Provenance

    The artist.
    Clyde Forsythe.
    W.J. Holliday, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1953.
    Harrison Eiteljorg, Indianapolis, Indiana, acquired from the above, 1965.
    Gift to the present owner from the above, 1973.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Sold by the Indianapolis Museum of Art to Benefit Future Acquisitions


    Exhibited

    Indianapolis, Indiana, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Western American Art: Selections from the Harrison Eiteljorg Collection, January-February 1976.