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HARVEY YOUNG, 1899, O/B, SAN LUIS PARK, BLANCA PEAK, COLORADO. Signed and dated “Harvey Young” l.r., Image 28.50” x 39.25”, Overall 36” x 46.5”. Harvey Otis Young (1840-1901) was born in Lyndon, VT and became one of Colorado’s leading 19th C. artists, known for his Rocky Mountain landscapes and mining scenes. He himself was attracted to mining, first for gold in California, and later for silver in Colorado. After earning and losing a fortune due to the Panic of 1893, he returned to painting, focusing on scenes along the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. This scene of cows grazing in the San Luis Valley contains two prominent 14,000-foot mountains - Blanca Peak (left) Mt. Lindsey (right) - in the background. Blanca Peak is the highest mountain in the Sangre de Cristo range and is recognized for its stark relief and prominent position as an end-cap. Condition: Some light scratches, dirt, two areas of cardboard tears along the top edge and one on l.r. edge due to frame abrasions

(Estimate: $2000-3000. Note: This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)

HARVEY YOUNG, 1899, O/B, SAN LUIS PARK, BLANCA PEAK, COLORADO. Signed and dated “Harvey Young” l.r., Image 28.50” x 39.25”, Overall 36” x 46.5”. Harvey Otis Young (1840-1901) was born in Lyndon, VT and became one of Colorado’s leading 19th C. artists, known for his Rocky Mountain landscapes and mining scenes. He himself was attracted to mining, first for gold in California, and later for silver in Colorado. After earning and losing a fortune due to the Panic of 1893, he returned to painting, focusing on scenes along the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. This scene of cows grazing in the San Luis Valley contains two prominent 14,000-foot mountains - Blanca Peak (left) Mt. Lindsey (right) - in the background. Blanca Peak is the highest mountain in the Sangre de Cristo range and is recognized for its stark relief and prominent position as an end-cap.  Condition: Some light scratches, dirt, two areas of cardboard tears along the top edge and one on l.r. edge due to frame abrasions

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