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273: Carl Clemens Moritz Rungius (1869-1959)

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Carl Clemens Moritz Rungius (1869-1959)

In the Cedar Swamp

Signed "C. Rungius" lower right

Oil on canvas, 36 by 42 inches

Inscribed "In the Cedar Swamp, C. Rungius" on back "There is not likely to be another fellow who will have the opportunity to study big game as you are doing, and I think records of us fellows who are doing the 'Old America' which is so fast passing will have an audience in posterity." -Frederic Remington in a letter to Carl Rungius Best known for his majestic landscape and wildlife scenes of the North American frontier, Carl Clemens Moritz Rungius was twenty-six when he first saw the West. In the years that followed the artist visited Montana, Wyoming, Arizona, Yellowstone Park, the Yukon, and the Canadian Rockies, capturing big game animals in their natural habitats. In 1922 Rungius built his studio in Banff, Alberta, where he painted every summer until his death in 1959. "In the Cedar Swamp" relates closely to a painting titled "During the Rut", which hangs at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. A slightly smaller canvas, "During the Rut" also features a bull and cow in a wooded landscape, and was completed circa 1925. In both images the bull leads the viewer's eye in towards the cow, which stands in three-quarter perspective, bridging the gap between foreground and background. These paintings are texturally rich canvases with flawless compositions, representing some of the artist's finest work.

The Estate of Harry Bartlett Mebane
Private Collection, acquired from the above

The Carl Rungius Papers, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta, 1908.

Buyer's Premium

18%

Estimate $150,000 – $250,000
Starting Bid $75,000
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