Lot 461
Sydney Laurence
1865-1940
Mt. Landscape (McKinley)
Oil on board
Dimensions: 16 x 12 inches
Framed Dimensions: 24 x 20 inches
Signed lower right
Sold For: $ 22,230.00
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Sydney Laurence was the first Western painter to make Alaska the principal subject of his art. Laurence studied at the Art Students’s League. While there he learned to render water, rocks, and peaks in private lessons with Edward Moran. Laurence married, traveled to England and throughout Europe, and eventually became a war correspondent during the Boer War in South Africa. For reasons that remain a mystery, he left his family and lit out for the gold fields of Alaska, where he remarried and found his calling painting scenes from the rugged and beautiful Alaskan wilderness—Mt. McKinley in particular. This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 391. A copy of the book will accompany this lot

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