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Maynard Dixon - Old Adobe of Phoenix 1900 9" x 11"

Maynard Dixon - Old Adobe of Phoenix 1900 9" x 11"

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Maynard Dixon (American, 1875-1946)
Old Adobe of Phoenix, August 1900

Pencil on paper
Paper: 9” x 11”
Frame: 17” x 18.5”

Unsigned, Stamped twice in Lower Right with Artist’s Thunderbird Device, Inscribed, and Dated: ‘Phoenix AZ / Aug 1900’
Verso: Titled, Dated, and Signed: “OLD ADOBE of PHEONIX” / 1900 / by Maynard Dixon
Authentication label signed by Edith Hamlin Dixon

In this Dixon sketch, a weathered wooden shack emerges from the paper with rustic authenticity. A ladder leans casually against one side, hinting at untold stories of toil and labor. To the left of the shaded doorway, a half-drawn wagon wheel stands incomplete, capturing a moment frozen in time. This work invites contemplation of the unfinished and the cyclical nature of life. Against a blank backdrop, Dixon’s skillful strokes conjure vague, enigmatic shapes, shrouded in mystery—perhaps alluding to the echoes of forgotten history or the unspoken narratives of the invisible terrain.    

The Artist
Edith Hamlin Dixon, San Francisco, California, by descent, 1946
Westview Gallery, San Jose, California
Bonhams California, Western Art, Los Angeles, California, November 06, 2023, Lot 18
Private Collection, Utah

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