Roping Wild Horses
Oil on canvas
25" x 30"
Signed lower left: LEONARD H. REEDY
Nameplate affixed to linen frame liner below painting, gold colored, with hand stenciled black letters, TO / R.D. DEXHEIMER / IN APPRECIATION OF FAITHFUL SERVICE / THE TEMPERANCE LEAGUE OF ILLINOIS
Affixed verso on cardboard backing Gallery Sticker, square, gold colored, with black letters, FOUNDED 1897 / FINDLAY / GALLERIES / INC. / CHICAGO
Framed to 32" x 36 3/4"
The Artist, Commissioned
Findlay Galleries Inc., Chicago, Illinois
R.D. Dexheimer, Chicago, Illinois, Gift from the Temperance League of Illinois
By descent in family, Chicago, Illinois
By descent in family, Missoula, Montana
Of the original owner of this painting:
This painting was presented by the Temperance League of Illinois to R.D. Dexheimer, a Chicago-area minister. The Temperance League of Illinois was originally founded as The Anti-Saloon League in 1898, with the mission to “open doors to freedom from addictive behavior for individuals and families in Illinois through public information, education, and legislation.”
Lot 61, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - January 20, 2017, Mesa, AZ.