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Sat, Oct 28, 2023 01:00PM EDT
Lot 193

G. Harvey (1933 - 2017) Making A Good Spring, 1984

Estimate: $90,000 - $120,000

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G. Harvey (1933 - 2017)
Making A Good Spring, 1984
oil on canvas
24 x 40 inches
33.5 x 49 inches (frame)
signed lower right: G. Harvey 1984
verso: titled, signed and dated

According to the artist, "Making A Good Spring" refers to the complex relationship that exists between the cattleman, the weather and the land in West Texas. In this painting completed in 1984, the artist depicts the historic Spade Ranch in West Texas. The Spade is a typical working ranch. No glamour, no Marlboro men, just a good crew of cowhands who take on the challenges of ranching despite the most extreme weather conditions that Mother Nature can inflict. The Spade was one of G. Harvey’s favorite locations for subject matter to paint and he made two or three trips there per year, usually in the spring or winter months.


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

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Private Collection, Dallas, Texas