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Return from the Hunt was used to illustrate a packing label for orange crates. One will accompany the lot.

According to Johnson biographer Harold McCracken, “The Frank Tenney Johnson nocturne was something he developed to the point of perfection where it can be considered pretty much his own art form. The most difficult aspect of his nocturne was to achieve the proper simulation of the natural colors of subject and landscape under the glow of moonlight or starlight; colors that varied in density from the close foreground into the farthest depth of the background, as well as the shifting values of light and shadows.”

PROVENANCE:
Private Collection, Dallas, Texas
Jo and Len Braarud, La Conner, Washington, 1993
Private Collection, Bellevue, Washington, 1997

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