5 December 2002
Property from the Estate of William B. Ruger
William Robinson Leigh (1866-1955)
signed, dated and inscribed 'W.R. Leigh N.Y. 1915' (lower left)
oil on canvas
24 x 18 in. (61 x 45.7 cm.)
Rosenstock Arts, Denver, Colorado.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
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Denver, Colorado, Rosenstock Arts, (in conjunction with Jim Fowler's Period Gallery West of Scottsdale, Arizona), 19th and 20th Century Masters of the American West, September 13-23, 1982, illustrated
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