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lot 0301
Estimate $75,000 - $125,000Nov 16
Lot 0301


Framed oil painting on canvas, "Rocky Creek," signed lower left Porfirio Salinas (Texas, 1910-1973), two metal plates attached to the frame, one reading "Selected by the Vice President of the United States, Lyndon Baines Johnson, Owner D.C. Bradford, Artist Porfirio Salinas," one reading "Rocky Creek by Porfirio Salinas, Painted Especially to Present to the Late President John F. Kennedy During His Visit to the LBJ Ranch, November 23, 1963," the verso with several attached items including a letter signed by Porfirio Salinas explaining his intention to surprise both President Kennedy and Vice President Johnson by gifting this painting in person at the planned November 23 LBJ ranch visit, a photo of Salinas, Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson holding a painting that Salinas had given to the Johnson's in the Spring of 1963, an invitation to a dinner to held in Austin on the evening of November 22, 1963 with President Kennedy as the guest of honor, sight: approx 19.25"h, 23.25"w, overall: approx 29.25"h, 33.5"w **Provenance: Private Austin Estate, Dewey Bradford (Bradford Paint Company, The Country Store Gallery), Porfirio Salinas. **Literature: "LBJ's Favorite Painter", New York Times newspaper, Jack Langguth, March 15, 1964; "Porfirio Salinas", Ruth Goddard, Rock House Press, Austin, 1975. Start Price: $60,000.00


10/31/2019 - Condition Report - The painting was examined in frame. Back of canvas sealed, as pictured, not examined. Blacklight did not reveal evidence of in painting. Minor craquelure observed, localized in sky.

Additional Images: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/v06rpwcqk9ik48l/AABewFD6BE2krYIdv3fDeez0a?dl=0

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