Fred R. Kline Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

Artist: Robert Jenkins Onderdonk (1853-1917)  

Title: Watermelon & Yellowjackets, circa 1890, San Antonio, Texas

Medium: Oil on Canvas;

Dimensions: 18.0 x 32.0 in. / 45.7 x 81.30 cm.

Signed lower left

 

Provenance

Gift from the artist to Parks Commissioner, San Antonio, ca.1890s

By descent in the family of the Parks Commissioner until 1990s

Fred R. Kline Gallery

Torch Energy Collection, Houston

 

Exhibition

Fred R. Kline Gallery, Santa Fe.  "Watermelon and Yellowjackets: A 19th c. Masterpiece by Robert Onderdonk".  August 1997.

 

Publication

"Watermelon and Yellowjackets: by Robert Onderdonk" : www.klinegallery.com from 1998.

 

Opinion

Watermelon and Yellowjackets by Robert J. Onderdonk is among the greatest masterpieces of 19th century American still life painting.  Above all Robert Onderdonk's paintings, this can be seen as his highest achievement. 

 

 

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Torch Energy Collection, Houston