Lot 93 of 196:
Original oil painting of an old Spanish Church by Will Sparks  

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Lot closed - unsold
Estimate:
$4,000 - $7,000

Title:
Original oil on canvas of an old Spanish Church
Author:
Sparks, Will
Place:
California
Publisher:
Date:
1920s-30s
Description:

Original oil on canvas, 9¾x13¾". Framed, overall 13¾x17¾". Signed at lower right.

Wonderful evening view of an old Spanish Church. Faintly identified on the rear of the stretcher as "Spanish Church, Rio Grande" and in another location "Rio Lande(?) Valley". Will Sparks (1862-1937) is perhaps best known for his series of paintings of the Missions of California. His works are included in, among others, the collections of the Huntington Library in San Marino and the Crocker Museum in Sacramento.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Unrestored, a bit soiled, small chip to paint and a small hole in the canvas.
 
Item number:
242539
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