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    Sale 2171

    Important American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture

    20 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 94

    Gerard Curtis Delano (1890-1972)

    Canyon del Muerto (Canyon De Chelly)

    Price Realised  

    Gerard Curtis Delano (1890-1972)
    Canyon del Muerto (Canyon De Chelly)
    signed '© Delano' and inscribed with the artist's device (lower right)--inscribed 'The Canyon/Canyon del Muerto, Navajo Res./Arizona/Painted by' with the artist's stamp (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    40 x 48 in. (101.6 x 121.9 cm.)


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    Provenance

    The artist.
    Park Floral Galleries, Denver, Colorado.
    Harrison Eiteljorg, Indianapolis, Indiana, acquired from the above, 1970.
    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.