R. Brownell McGrew’s evocative Children of the Sun, 1989 (estimate: $100,000+), Julian Onderdonk’s romantic Field of Bluebonnets with Trees (estimate: $60,000+) and a Mono Lake Paiute Polychrome Coiled Basket, c. 1930 (estimate: $50,000+) are some of the respective top lots in Heritage Auctions’ May 5 Western Art Signature Auction, Texas Art Signature Auction and Signature American Indian Art Auction, all taking place on Saturday, May 5, at the company’s Dallas Design District Annex, 1518 Slocum Street.
Heritage is presenting all three of these auctions on a single day because they share so much thematically, said Ed Beardsley, Vice President and Managing Director of the Department of Fine Art at Heritage, and because collectors will find something that will appeal to them in each of these respective events.
Further highlights of the Western Art Auction include Joseph Henry Sharp’s Bawling Deer by Firelight, circa 1930 (estimate: $100,000+), John Ford Clymer’s Caribou Country (estimate: $30,000+), Birger Sandzén’s Sunset Over the Trees, 1910 (estimate: $25,000+) and E. A. Couse’s Indian Scout, circa 1932-1933 (estimate: $25,000+).
The Texas Art Auction features a stunning array of fine Texas art, highlighted by Florence Elliott McClung’s stunning Dallas, 1930 (estimate: $30,000+), Robert William Wood’s Country Road with Bluebonnets and Cacti, circa pre-1940 (estimate: $20,000+), Porfirio Salinas’ Autumn Hillside, 1957 (estimate: $20,000+) and Crab Line, from extremely popular contemporary Texas painter David Bates (estimate: $12,000+).
American Indian Art aficionados will find plenty to be enthused by as Heritage presents a wide array of offerings, led by a Cheyenne Beaded Hide Baby Carrier, c. 1890 (estimate: $15,000+), a Navajo Germantown Weaving, c. 1890 (estimate: $12,000+) and a beautiful Eastern Sioux Council Pipe, c. 1865 (estimate: $12,000+). [Heritage Auctions]