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Late Afternoon in the Bluebonnets

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Late Afternoon in the Bluebonnets

Artist: Julian Onderdonk (American, 1882 - 1922)

Date: 1915
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions:
12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Inscribed: Late Afternoon in the "Blue Bonnets"- / San Antonio Texas- / -Julian Onderdonk -1915- (reverse on canvas)
Signed: Julian Onderdonk (lower left)
Credit Line: Bequest of H.J. Lutcher Stark, 1965
Object number: 31.19.11
: 1965.1.807.
Label Text:Onderdonk depicted a landscape that was pastoral and contained, but vibrantly alive with the color of wildflowers, specifically the bluebonnet. Born in San Antonio, Texas, the artist went to New York for training, but returned to his home state. Onderdonk found in the Texas countryside the inspiration for his vision of the landscape.
Provenance: Nita Hill Stark [1890-1939] and H.J. Lutcher Stark [1887-1965][1]; by inheritance to her husband H.J. Lutcher Stark [1887-1965][2]; bequeathed September 2, 1965 to the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; accessioned to the Stark Museum of Art | 1. See appraisal report of H.J. Lutcher Stark and Estate of Nita Hill Stark. Nita had a 50% equity in the property. | 2. Appraisal Report of H. J. Luther Stark and Estate of Nita Hill Stark, Orange, Texas, October 11, 1939. Listings of the Second Floor Stairway, Page C003641.
Exhibitions:
  • Western Classics: Highlights from the Collection