Fred R. Kline Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

JULIAN ONDERDONK (1882-1922)


Bluffs on the Guadalupe River, 17 miles above Kerrville, Texas , 1921


9 x 12 inches Oil on artist board


Signed lower left: Julian Onderdonk


Signed, titled, dated on verso


The painting was received in pristine condition.

 

Provenance


Acquired by Eugenia Pope Pool in San Antonio from the artist or his estate, circa 1921-22.

By descent in the Pool family until July 2000.

Fred R. Kline Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, July 2000

El Paso Museum of Art

 

Exhibition


Fred R. Kline Gallery. "Julian Onderdonk, Bluffs on the Guadalupe River : First Exhibition of a Texas Hill Country Masterpiece". August-September 2000, Santa Fe, NM.

Publication

"Julian Onderdonk, Bluffs on the Guadalupe River : First Exhibition of a Texas Hill Country Masterpiece": www.klinegallery.com from August 2000.

 

Opinion

Bluffs on the Guadalupe River, a masterpiece by Julian Onderdonk, ranks among the best five small paintings of the great Texas Impressionist's career. It is a tour de force of landscape painting: offering a luminous palette of fall colors, brilliant contrasts of sunlight and shadow, and masterfully includes masterfully varied landscape features, elevations, and perspectives.  Onderdonk's paintings of Texas bluebonnet fields made him famous but his serious interest was the varied Texas landscape, of which this is a rare Hill Country example.

 

SOLD

  El Paso Museum of Art