JULIAN ONDERDONK (1882-1922)
JULIAN ONDERDONK (1882-1922)
JULIAN ONDERDONK (1882-1922)
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JULIAN ONDERDONK (1882-1922)

Bluebonnets at Dawn, North of San Antonio

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JULIAN ONDERDONK (1882-1922)
Bluebonnets at Dawn, North of San Antonio
signed '-Julian Onderdonk-' (lower left)
oil on canvas laid down on masonite
29 3⁄4 x 40 in. (75.6 x 101.6 cm.)
Painted in 1915.
Provenance
Kenneth Lux Fine Paintings, New York.
Private collection, New York, acquired from the above, 1991.
By descent to the present owner.
Literature
H.A. Halff, Julian Onderdonk: A Catalogue Raisonné, Houston, Texas, 2016, p. 234, no. 889, illustrated.
Sale room notice
Please note that the title and date of this work have been updated to Bluebonnets at Dawn, North of San Antonio, painted in 1915.

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Lot Essay

Hailed as "Texas' Greatest Artist," Julian Onderdonk is considered the state's most celebrated early 20th century painter for his glorious depictions of bluebonnets, the state flower. Field of Bluebonnets is an archetypal example of Onderdonk's celebrated landscapes which earned him the nicknamed the "Bluebonnet Painter."

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