Lot# 083 William Wendt A.N.A. (1865-1946 Laguna Beach, CA)

''Shaded Sheds'', oil on canvas , 25'' H x 30'' W, est: $30,000/40,000
*Price Realized: $22,000.00

signed and dated lower right: William Wendt 33, titled on the stretcher. Exhibited: The Ebell of Los Angeles Salon of Art, Los Angeles, CA, 1940, no. 144, illustrated in the exhibition brochure; Stendahl Art Galleries, Los Angeles, CA, March 4-28, 1942, no. 52. Literature: J.A. Walker, ''Documents on the Life and Art of William Wendt (1865-1946), California's Painter Laureate of the Paysage moralise'', Big Pine, CA, 1992, no. 604, pp. 108-109, 185. Note: In mid-May of 1933, Wendt and his good friend and fellow painter Aaron Kilpatrick (1872-1953 San Luis Obispo, CA) went on a three week sketching trip. According to ''The Wendts' Chronology'' in Walker's book, ''Documents on the Life and Art of William Wendt'', p. 62, they returned from 'El Toro' on June 9th. El Toro is likely to be the town of El Toro, CA near Lake Forest in Orange County and may be the location of the present work. Provenance: Private Collection, Pasadena, CA. Condition: Visual: Generally good condition. A scattered line of craquelure along the upper edge. Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight.

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