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Frank Tenney Johnson (1874-1939)
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE AUSTRALIAN COLLECTION
Frank Tenney Johnson (1874-1939)

Singing to the Steers

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Frank Tenney Johnson (1874-1939)
Singing to the Steers
signed and dated 'F Tenney Johnson--ANA./1933' (lower left)--signed and dated again, inscribed with title and bears artist's stamp (on the stretcher)
oil on canvas
28 x 36 in. (71.1 x 91.4 cm.)
Provenance
(Possibly) Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Private collection, New Zealand.
By descent to the present owner.

Lot Essay

In the Frank Tenney Johnson archives at the McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Singing to the Steers is captioned: "All is quiet on the bedding grounds, and the lone night herder whiles away the long hours by singing many verses of a plaintive cowboy song. The steers are chewing their cuds in contentment, and all is well on the open range."

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