Works by Dixon, Rose in Dec. 10 sale

LOS ANGELES – Bonhams & Butterfields’ sale of California and American painting and sculpture will held Dec. 10. The auction – conducted simultaneously in San Francisco and Los Angeles – will offer works by Maynard Dixon, Guy Rose, Frank Tenney Johnson and John Marshall Gamble, among others.

A work titled Study for Destination Unknown, a 1938 Social Realist work by Dixon, depicts a homeless man with a bedroll on his back walking along the railroad tracks. Dixon.jpgTypical of Dixon’s Depression-era work, and a study for the final painting titled Going Nowhere, it is expected to bring $80,000-$120,000.

Study for Destination Unknown, 1938, by Maynard Dixon, expected to bring $80,000-$120,000.

Rose, considered one of the most important California Impressionist painters, studied at the California School of Design before traveling to France to study in 1888. After a time in New York, he returned to France in 1899, settling in Giverny and working closely with Claude Monet. His oil on canvas, Yellow Trees, Giverny, carries an estimate of $300,000-$500,000.

Other works in the December sale include Land’s End, San Francisco, 1873, by William Keith (estimate $80,000-$120,000); Granville Redmond’s The Passing Storm, 1912 ($60,000-$80,000); a colorful oil entitled Under the Open Sky, 1936, Rose.jpgby Frank Tenney Johnson ($100,000-$150,000); John Marshall Gamble’s Prickly Phlox ($60,000-$80,000) and Customs House by Monterey artist M. Evelyn McCormick ($20,000-$30,000).

Yellow Trees, Giverny, by Guy Rose, carries an estimate of $300,000-$500,000.

An illustrated auction catalog for the sale may be found online at