Lone Star Art Auction
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Lone Star Art Auction

Sat, Oct 28, 2023 01:00PM EDT
Lot 178

Julian Onderdonk (1882 - 1922) Twilight in the Hills, Blue-Bonnets 1918

Estimate: $80,000 - $120,000

Bid Increments

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$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
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$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

Julian Onderdonk (1882 - 1922)
Twilight in the Hills, Blue-Bonnets, 1918
oil on canvasboard
8 x 10 inches
14.25 x 16.25 inches (frame)
signed lower right: Julian Onderdonk
verso: titled, signed and dated by artist

Julian Onderdonk is considered by collectors and art scholars to be one of the finest painters from the state of Texas. He is renowned for his impressionistic style of painting landscapes, especially those of the Texas Hill Country, with his bluebonnet paintings in particular being highly coveted. "Twilight in the Hills, Blue-Bonnets" painted by the artist in 1918, the prime of Onderdonk’s career, is an exceptional example of his very best work.


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

Private Collection, Dallas, Texas