Consigned to American Legacy Fine Arts by private collectors
Sam Hyde Harris was a tremendous storyteller, a talent he successfully translated into his visual art. In this depiction of a grove of eucalyptus trees and grassy hills on the edge of the Arroyo Seco in Pasadena near his home at Artists’ Alley in Alhambra, Harris made use of vibrant greens, the color of spring. He created the painting en plein air, circa 1940s, and incorporated a loose, direct painting style, to animate the trees and to enliven the zigzagging vertical slope they inhabit.
Wood with gold gilt finish.
DAV, AIC p. 492, Whos2 p. 1469.
Signed and titled (with possible original price noted as "75.00")
Stamped authentication by Maurine St. Gaudens
Stamped certification by Mrs. Sam Hyde Harris
"Katherine Norris Fine Art"
“American Legacy Fine Arts”
Early California Masters: Paintings from the Katherine A. Norris Legacy Collection, American Legacy Fine Arts, Pasadena, California, November 12 - December 19, 2021
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