LOT 151 - Grant Wood (1891-1942) - Farm Landscape, 1932, Large Original Drawing (PDC90624A-0221-001)
- Medium: Mixed Media
- Circa: 1932
- Size: 24.94'' x 46.25''
Large original 1932 drawing study for "Farm Landscape" a study for the oil painting in the Coe College collection, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, illustrated in "Grant Wood The Regionalist Vision" by Wanda M. Corn page 96, Plate 122. 24-15/16” x 46-1/4” paper size. Mixed media on brown kraft paper laid down on cardboard. White colored pencil, white conte crayon, graphite and charcoal. Signed and dated lower right corner inside the white colored farm road "Grant Wood 1932" in Wood's usual block capital letters. Provenance: Frey Collection California/Iowa. Condition: small 1.5” inch crease/tear upper left corner and minor paper loss 1” x 0.25” inches extreme left corner. See close up images. No noticeable finds on black light evaluation. Drawing is sold unframed. Description: Classic Grant Wood imagery depicting checked plating of corn similarly seen in Wood's lithograph "Fertility." The rows of corn present an ordered vista along perspective lines. This orderly grid is a hallmark of Wood's and is filled with harvested shocks of pyramidal corn juxtaposed against an Iowa farmhouse, barns and windmills. This is a working drawing in which Wood visualized and decided upon the major aspects of his final, painted image while at the same time retaining much of the immediacy in the variety of marks and is done in Wood's principle of thirds. Small graphite crosses and horizontal orange conte line marks are faintly visible near the center of the drawing where the artist helped grid the drawing out. The drawing is similar in size to the oil painting. "Farm Landscape," which was originally part of a mural cycle, "The Fruits of Iowa," in the Montrose Hotel at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Both the drawing and the hotel paintings are dated 1932. The hotel was sold in 1956 and the paintings passed into the care of Coe College as a loan. The Eugene C. Eppley Foundation made the gift of the paintings to Coe in 1976, designating the college as the home of all seven of the Montrose Hotel paintings. This rare Wood drawing we are offering for sale is not out of the Coe College collection but from the private Frey collection, where it has been for the last forty years. Additional detailed provenance is available on request, please call the 520-722-7798 or email [email protected] PRIOR AUTHORIZATION AND/OR BANK NOTE IS REQUIRED TO BID ON THIS PAINTING, LIMITED PHONE BIDS AVAILABLE ON THIS LOT ONLY. This item is reserved for our online auction on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 9:00 am PACIFIC TIME via LiveAuctioneers.com and will last approximately 2-3 hours. This auction is listed under Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery & Auction in an auction titled "Rare Grant Wood, Maynard Dixon, & Native Arts." This will be a computer online auction on LiveAuctioneers.com. NOTE SHIPPING HANDLING TIME: Please allow a handling time of 3 to 4 weeks for your item(s) to be shipped. In gallery pick up date starts May 19th by appointment. STARTING PRICE: is $90,000. ESTIMATE $100,000 - $200,000. The starting price is the reserve minimum and the object can sell for this low amount. The estimate is the price that we feel is a reasonable gallery value. If you have any questions about this lot, please feel free to call us or email. Each lot shows additional images, condition reports, and provenance. Please review all images. NOTE FEES CHARGED: 1. Our buyer's premium is 25% for winning bids under $100,000 and 20% for winning bids at $100,000 and above. 2. There is a surcharge of 3% for all credit card transactions. 3. US sales tax is charged on all purchases except for buyers (a) with a current resale license (b) shipping address to sales tax exempt state (Alaska (certain jurisdictions), Oregon, Montana, New Hampshire and Delaware), (c) international buyers. 4. We charge for shipping. Due to the value of this item, shipping will be calculated based on your destination with a hand carry service. For countries outside of the USA, the buyer is responsible for VAT/import fees. PRIOR AUTHORIZATION AND/OR BANK NOTE IS REQUIRED TO BID ON THIS PAINTING, LIMITED PHONE BIDS AVAILABLE ON THIS LOT ONLY.