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Edgar Alwin Payne - Southern California Hills 7.5" x 10"

Edgar Alwin Payne - Southern California Hills 7.5" x 10"

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Edgar Alwin Payne (1883-1947)
Southern California Hills

Pencil on paper
Paper: 7.5” x 10”
Frame: 15” x 17.25”

Signed Lower Right: EDGAR PAYNE

This landscape captures California hills in simple lines and minimal detail. Payne uses contour shading – straight, multi-directional lines used to depict depth – to capture details of the mountains and the surrounding landscape. Loose, undefined shapes represent rocks and trees. Payne was a respected plein-air landscape painter. This is likely a sketch he made and used to later paint the same scene in his studio.

The artist.
Butterfield & Butterfield, Los Angeles, American and California Painting & Sculpture, December 10, 1997, Lot 3303
Private Collection, Bakersfield.
Bonhams California, Coast to Coast: American Art, including The Collection of Gail Feingarten Oppenheimer, February 7, 2023, Lot 42
Private Collection, Utah

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