Jan 22, 2015 - Sale 2372

Sale 2372 - Lot 217

Price Realized: $ 7,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
Alaska. Tempera on paper. 190x265 mm; 7 1/2x8 1/4 inches, image. Signed, titled and dated lower right. Matted and framed. 1938.

Additional Details

In the summer of 1937 Nichols made his first trip to Alaska (in emulation of Rockwell Kent, who had spent a year there in 1918-19, and whose work he much admired). Nichols lived in a cabin in Moose Pass, near Seward, and this example depicts a lake with a solitary sailboat in that region of the Last Frontier. An early example of one of Nichols' Alaska paintings.