Belmore Browne (1880-1954)
The Waterhole (1939)
oil on canvas
30 × 40 inches
signed lower left
Sold at Auction: $23,400
Condition ReportRelined, several areas of inpainting in right hand side of sky, specks of inpainting left side of sky, relined, surface condition good.
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George Browne, the artist’s son and a great wildlife artist in his own right, modeled for this painting. His daughter Isabel still has the clothes her father wore.
The Waterhole is in its original Newcomb-Macklin frame and is recorded in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Inventory of American Paintings.
Robert H. Bates, Mountain Man: The Story of Belmore Browne (Clinton, New Jersey: The Amwell Press, 1988), illustrated
Graves Gallery, San Francisco, California
Amon Carter, Fort Worth, Texas, 1949, gifted to
Harry C. Weeks (Carter’s attorney), 1950
Descended through the family
Jo and Len Braarud, 1990