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    Sale 1910

    Sporting And Wildlife Art Including The Collection Of Doug And Ellen Miller

    28 November 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 155

    Robert Alan Thom (American, 1915-1979)

    Cougar in Antimony Canyon, Utah

    Price Realised  

    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
    two


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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.

    Provenance

    with Wilderness World Ltd., 1974, from whom purchased.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE DOUG AND ELLEN MILLER COLLECTION