28 November 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 29,800
Robert Alan Thom (American, 1915-1979)
Cougar in Antimony Canyon, Utah
oil on canvas
33¼ x 49 in. (84.5 x 124.4 cm.)
includes a signed portfolio edition 909/1000 of Authenticated World Record Big Game Animals of North America
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This painting was undertaken in 1974 for a project organised by Wilderness World and Doug Miller entitled Authenticated World Record Big Game Animals of North America in which Thom painted six works depicting exact portraits of the species. A limited edition of prints were produced and one set is included in this lot.
The present work shows the record male Cougar crouching at the base of the tree on the south canyon wall in Utah where he was taken by Garth Roberts in 1964. This Cougar broke the record that had been held by Theodore Roosevelt since 1901.
with Wilderness World Ltd., 1974, from whom purchased.
PROPERTY FROM THE DOUG AND ELLEN MILLER COLLECTION