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Maynard Dixon - The Scenery Hound 4" x 3.25"

Maynard Dixon - The Scenery Hound 4" x 3.25"

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Maynard Dixon (American, 1875-1946)
The Scenery Hound, 1930

Watercolor and ink on paper
Paper: 4” x 3.25”
Frame: 12.75” x 10.75”

Signed Lower Right with Artist’s Initials and Dated: ‘MD / 1930’ Titled Lower Center “The Scenery Hound”

Maynard Dixon’s painting, aptly titled The Scenery Hound, invites viewers into a scene of human intrigue. In this evocative composition, a man stands on a precarious cliffside, engrossed in the act of carving out initials into the bark of a crooked tree. Silhouetted against the vast mysterious backdrop, people in the background engage in an exploration of the surroundings. One figure peers through binoculars, adding an element of discovery, while others point excitedly towards something unseen. Dixon skillfully captures the almost desperate need for human connection with nature, blending the intimate act of carving initials with the collective admiration for the scenery that unfolds beyond the cliff’s edge. 

Private Collection, Sante Fe, New Mexico
Bonhams California, Western Art, Los Angeles, California, November 07, 2023, Lot 20
Private Collection, Utah

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