A Tense Moment
Oil on canvas.
16 x 20 inches Frame: 23 3/4 x 27 5/8 inches.
Signed lower left: Geo Phippen with trademark notched calf ears under the signature.
Copy of the Gallery card which was attached to the back of the painting but recently has fallen off due to age.
Provenance: Purchased in Prescott, AZ at the Phippen Gallery and Museum in either late 1957 or early 1958 by H.G. and Virginia Mcilroy. It hung in their household until 2007 when it was inherited by their daughter who had it in her home until 2018 when she moved into a retirement home. Although has been moved several times since its creation the work has always been professionally crated and moved, has never hung in a home with nicotine or in direct sunlight.
(Condition: Please contact fine arts department for a full condition report.)
Notes: George Phippen was one of the founding members of the Cowboy Artists of America, the longest running artist group in America.
Auction Date: November 9, 2019
Sold for: $2,400