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Summer Fine Art & Antiques Auction - Day 1

Sat, Jul 8, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 658

Werner Wildner Watercolor Painting, Owl in Red Cap, Illustration history

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Werner Wildner (Nashville, Tennessee, 1925-2004), "Screech Owl with Red Cap," watercolor and gouache on cream laid paper painting depicting an owl wearing a red stocking cap. Signed "Wildner" lower left. Matted and framed behind plexiglass in a molded wood grain frame. Newspaper clippings and past exhibition labels en verso. Sight: 11" H x 9 1/2" W. Framed: 21" H x 17" W. Note: This image was used by McClure's Department Store, Nashville, Tennessee, for their Christmas marketing in the 1990s.


Excellent condition with a faint errant red mark lower right edge; not examined out of frame.

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By descent in the family of Dr. Spencer Thornton, Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Thornton, a renowned eye surgeon, treated Wildner and the artist gave him several of his works, including this one, as gifts or, likely, in lieu of payment for his care.