Lot 194: Frank Tenney Johnson N.A. (1874-1939 Los Angeles, CA)

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October 25, 2016, 7:00 PM PST
Monrovia, CA, US
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Description: ''A Sioux Chieftain'', nocturnal depicting a Sioux Indian chief on horseback, signed and dated lower left: F. Tenney Johnson, A.N.A. / 1934, signed and dated again and titled verso, oil on board, 16'' H x 12'' W, est: $30,000/50,000. Note: According to a letter of opinion written by Mrs. Lois Ash, the neice-in-law of the artist, dated February 9, 1996 ''the horse was his palimino, Tejon. It is a nice small painting of two subjects he loved - his horse and Indian Chiefs''.
Dimensions: 16'' H x 12'' W
Artist or Maker: Frank Tenney Johnson N.A. (1874-1939 Los Angeles, CA)
Medium: oil on board
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Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Blacklight: A .75'' x 1'' area of touch-up in the shadow of the horse. A few small spots of touch-up in the neck of the horse.
Provenance: Mr. and Mrs. Willis J. Hole, acquired directly from the artist in in the mid-late 1930s; through descent in the family to the present owner; Private Collection, Riverside, CA
Notes: According to a letter of opinion written by Mrs. Lois Ash, the neice-in-law of the artist, dated February 9, 1996 ''the horse was his palimino, Tejon. It is a nice small painting of two subjects he loved - his horse and Indian Chiefs''
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