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DoneWed, Aug 04, 2021 1:00 PM EDT
Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Portrait of the West

On Wednesday, August 4, Bonhams Los Angeles will hold a single-owner sale of the Collection of Sam and Diane Stewart, with Ernest Martin Hennings' Indian Horsemen leading the sale. This work, which the Stewarts purchased from Bonhams in 2004, was painted at the height of the artist's mature career. The composition features three Navajo figures on horseback in the immediate foreground, set against a yellow aspen landscape, a common theme often seen in Hennings' oeuvre. The work is estimated at $600,000 – 800,000. Bonhams Western Art Specialist Katherine Halligan commented, "The Collection of Sam and Diane Stewart features a simply magnificent array of artwork, including the iconic top lot Indian Horsemen by Hennings, Dunton's Delivering the Mail, an important and timely depiction of a working cowgirl, and Pink and Black, a masterful still life by Higgins, to name just a few. The entire collection comprises absolutely wonderful works, many of them fresh to market. This sale will present buyers with a truly rare opportunity to acquire outstanding and beautiful examples of Western art."
Lot Number: Lowest