461 Laurence, Sydney - Mt. Landscape (McKinley)

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This item SOLD at 2018 Jan 20 @ 13:36UTC-7 : PDT/MST
Category Art
Auction Currency USD
Start Price NA
Estimated at 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD
Mt. Landscape (McKinley)
Artist: Laurence, SydneyDate of Birth: 1865-1940
Medium: Oil on board
Dimensions: 16 x 12
Signed: Signed lower right
Frame/Outer Dim: 24 x 20
Sydney Laurence was the first Western painter to make Alaska the principal subject of his art. Laurence studied at the Art Students’s League. While there he learned to render water, rocks, and peaks in private lessons with Edward Moran. Laurence married, traveled to England and throughout Europe, and eventually became a war correspondent during the Boer War in South Africa. For reasons that remain a mystery, he left his family and lit out for the gold fields of Alaska, where he remarried and found his calling painting scenes from the rugged and beautiful Alaskan wilderness—Mt. McKinley in particular.
This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 391.
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