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American & Western Auction | March 8, 2024

Fri, Mar 8, 2024 10:00AM EST
Lot 518

Ida Ten Eyck O'Keeffe

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

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(American, 1889-1961)

Roots in Autumn, 1940, inscribed canvas verso "Ida Ten Eyck O'Keeffe/1940/ Roots in Autumn/Royal Oak, East Tennessee/Here forces were mustered for battle for King's Mountain/the turning point in American Revolution", oil on canvas, 20 x 26 in.; natural wood frame, 21 x 27 in.

Provenance: Private Collection; Property of a Southern Museum sold to benefit the Acquisition Fund

Note: This is one of two virtually identical paintings of the Royal Oak that relate to a larger version by O'Keeffe in private hands.  This work's sister painting, with extensive literature and exhibition history, was sold in New York at Christie's, November 2021, for $13,750.


small patch repair upper right verso, small areas of draw crackle, slight crackle in white areas, slight stretcher marks lower left corner, loose canvas at upper right corner, dry, unvarnished surface; frame in good condition

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Private Collection; Property of a Southern Museum sold to benefit the Acquisition Fund