Gerard Curtis Delano
(1890 - 1972)
Vermillion Cliffs (Navajo Reservation)
oil on canvas
signed lower right: © DElano
inscribed verso: Notice of Copyright: This painting for sale as a / private decoration only. All reproduction / rights reserved by the artist / Vermillion Cliffs, Arizona / (Navajo Reservation) / Painted by / Gerard Curtis Delano / 31 E. 18th Ave. / Denver, / Colo.
(Copyright notice stamped 6 times on verso.)
31 1/4 x 36 in. (79.38 x 91.44 cm.), Frame: 37 1/4 x 43 1/8 x 1 1/2 in. (94.62 x 109.54 x 3.81 cm.)
The Collection of J.J. Whitehead
Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Estate of Dr. Otey Johnson, Ardmore, Oklahoma
Private Collection, Arizona
Donald J. Hagerty, Heart of the Desert: The West of Gerard Curtis Delano, Santa Fe, New Mexico: Gerald Peters Gallery, 2001, Illus. p. 52-53.
The painting is in overall very good condition. Ultraviolet examination does not reveal areas of restoration or inpainting. Although some pigments fluoresce, they appear to be the artist's original intent. A few corner circle cracks at upper left and upper right corners, longest being 8 inches in right sky. In overall stable and attractive condition. The condition reports for the lots offered by Santa Fe Art Auction (SFAA) are provided as a courtesy and convenience for potential buyers. The reports are not intended to nor do they substitute for physical examination by a buyer or the buyer’s advisors. The condition reports are prepared by SFAA staff members who are not art conservators or restorers, nor do they possess the qualifications needed for comprehensive evaluation. Each condition report is an opinion of the staff member and should not be treated as a statement of fact. The absence of a condition report does not imply anything as to the condition of a particular lot. Buyers are reminded that the limited warranties are set forth in the Terms and Conditions of Sale and do not extend to condition. Each lot is sold as-is.