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Legends of the West: Western & Native American Sale

Sat, Sep 23, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 169

Henri de Groot "Who Says I Need a Bill of Sale?"

Estimate: $750 - $1,500

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Featured in this lot is a graphite and oil artwork called "Who says I need a Bill of Sale?," from Canadian artist Henri de Groot. The painting features a wonderfully and professionally crafted graphite and oil construction that depicts a cartoonish cowboy with a moustache, longer hair and a grey hat with a blue bandana. The artwork is signed by the artist in the bottom right hand corner. Henri de Groot produces highly refined Portraits of the West out of his home studio west of Edmonton, Alberta. He works in graphite and oil to produce beautifully detailed images of people and horses that often convey his sense of humor and reveal a glimpse of a real life cowboy or rancher. De Groot produces his yearly output evenly between color (oil) and black and white (pencil). Oil lends itself well for landscape scenes to capture the subtle shades and light of nature, while pencil drawings give the portraits depth and old time western feel. Completely self-taught, the artist feels the most important elements of any art work are light and composition, and no amount of technique will overcome the lack of those basic elements. De Groot’s works are exclusively figurative and his unique ability to capture the character and likeness of his subjects, plus the incredible crisp style has won him numerous accolades. Looking back on more than a decade as one of Canada’s premier portrait artists, de Groot said he is extremely grateful the vocation came naturally to him. The overall condition of this framed graphite and oil artwork is good with no obvious signs of damage. The measurements of this framed artwork are 24 1/8"L x 20 1/8"W, and the visible artwork measures 10"L x 8 7/8"W.*

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