Group of five unframed works on paper: ''Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Talpa, New Mexico'', signed with initials three times lower right: KSD, signed again and titled on paper tape affixed verso, watercolor on paper, paper size: 15.25'' H x 22.5'' W; Portrait of a young Taos Indian man, signed and dated lower right: A.K. Skeele. '39., graphite and sanguine chalk on paper partially mounted on board, paper size: 16.75'' H x 13.75'' W; portrait of a Taos Indian man, signed with initials lower right: KSD, graphite and brown and sanguine chalk on paper, paper size: 16.75'' H x 13.75'' W; portrait of a Taos Indian man in profile, signed lower right: A.K. Skeele, watercolor on paper, paper size: 20'' H x 16'' W; portrait of a seated Taos Indian man, signed with initials lower right: KSD, watercolor and ink on paper, paper size: 30'' H x 22'' W, 5 pieces, est: $800/1200
Provenance: Estate of Paul and Katharine Coze, Phoenix, AZ; Private Collection, Phoenix, AZ, acquired from the above
'Sangre de Christo Mountains'': Generally good condition. Mounted into an unevenly hand cut front mat with tape along the upper edge and in the lower corners. Young Taos Indian man: Paper with water damage rippling and staining in the upper two thirds, primarily in the background and along the four edges. The paper affixed to the back mat in the lower third. Toning throughout and light struck in the sight area due to previous matting. A horizontal line of rubbing on the figure's hair in the upper center. Minor soiling. Taos Indian man: Soiling throughout and minor toning. Artist's pinholes in the upper corners. The paper loose, not matted or framed. Taos Indian man in profile: Toning and minor soiling throughout. The upper left corner bent. Artist's graphite guide lines in the corners. Paper loose, not matted or framed. Seated Taos Indian: Toning throughout and some scattered staining along the edges. Artist's pinholes in the corners. Paper slightly rippled and loose, not matted or framed.