#48. Redwood Forest. 27 x 19.5, oil on cardboard. "Gilbert Munger" lower left. The scene is a grove of Giant Sequoias (not redwoods) in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. Very similar to painting #209. Sold at Christie's London King Street auction of 13 Feb 1970, lot 59, for $227 to the London dealer Frank T. Sabin , who transferred it to Kennedy Galleries, New York, in Mar 1970. See painting #40 for the pre-1970 provenance. In the corporate collection of SBC Communications in Saint Louis MO, starting in the late 1970s until it was deaccessioned in 2011 with the help of Martha Parrish and James Reinish Inc, New York. Sold at Heritage Auction Galleries, Dallas TX, sale of 3 Nov 2017, #5330, lot 69063, for $16,000 + $4,000 premium. IAP 61022193. QFD Pl.34. Tweed 2003 Exhibition n.20. See Kennedy Quarterly 10, 1, 1970, p.9; and Kennedy Quarterly 15, 3, 1977, p.170. Image from owner's transparency.
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