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Lot 134: Detlef Sammann (1857-1938 Los Angeles, CA)
25 October 2016
Monrovia, CA, USALive Auction
Description: ''Hitting the Post'', a traditional Native American stickball game, signed and dated lower right: Detlef Sammann 1910, oil on canvas laid to panel, 28.5'' H x 85.75'' W, est: $8000/12,000. Exhibited: Blanchard Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, September 1910; The Doheny Mansion, Los Angeles, CA.
Condition Report: Visual: Lacking tacking edges. The canvas edge with scattered wear and losses, the largest a 6'' scattered area of loss along the lower center edge. Blacklight: Scattered spots and areas of touch-up along the four edges, many to address repaired nail holes. A quarter-sized and some other scattered spots of touch-up on the trees in the upper right. Scattered touch-up on the spear shaft to the left of the Indian's head in the upper right. A scattered 3'' x 3'' area of touch-up in the center, a few scattered spots of touch-up on the Indian's feather along the upper center edge and some other minor spots of touch-up throughout.
Provenance: The artist; commissioned by Edward L. Doheny, March 1910
Dimensions: 28.5'' H x 85.75'' W
Artist or Maker: Detlef Sammann (1857-1938 Los Angeles, CA)
Exhibited: Blanchard Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, September 1910; The Doheny Mansion, Los Angeles, CA
Medium: oil on canvas laid to panel