Lone Star Art Auction
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Lone Star Art Auction

Sat, Oct 28, 2023 01:00PM EDT
Lot 150

Birger Sandzen (1871 - 1954) Autumn Chord, Smoky Hill River, Kansas 1952

Estimate: $35,000 - $55,000

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Birger Sandzen (1871 - 1954)
Autumn Chord, Smoky Hill River, Kansas, 1952
oil on board
22 x 28 inches
27.5 x 33.5 inches (frame)
signed lower left center: Birger Sandzen
verso: signed, titled and dated by artist

Birger Sandzen painted this same scene multiple times but this example painted in 1952 is one of the largest. The Smoky Hill River ran from Colorado through the Great Plains and central Kansas near the artist’s home of Lindsborg and he took inspiration from the seasonal changes it exhibited. "Autumn Chord, Smoky Hill River, Kansas" is recorded in the Sandzen card file as #2725 at the Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg, Kansas.


The painting appears to be in good condition. Under UV examination, there is no evidence of restoration or inpainting.

Private Collection, Dallas, Texas