Feb 16, 2023 - Sale 2626

Sale 2626 - Lot 219

Price Realized: $ 1,430
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500

PETER HURD (1904-1984)

The Sentinels— Santa Fe Trail.
Lithograph on cream wove paper. 331x495 mm; 13x19 1/4 inches, full margins. Edition of 500. Signed, titled, dedicated and inscribed "Ed 500" in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Linton Kistler, Los Angeles, with the blind stamp lower left. Circa 1946.

A very good impression.

According to Hurd (1904-1984), prints of The Sentinels— Santa Fe Trail were made to benefit the Roswell Museum, New Mexico. Hurd LVI.

Hurd was born in Roswell, New Mexico, then moved to the Philadelphia area, where he went to school and trained as an artist (he was a student of N. C. Wyeth). In the mid-1930s during the Great Depression, he and his family moved to San Patricio, New Mexico, settling on 40 acres, gradually acquiring more land, developing the 2,200-acre Sentinel Ranch, where he lived and worked most of the remainder of his career. Hurd became a war correspondent with the U.S. Air Force for Life magazine. He made lithographs and several murals (Dallas, Texas) under the auspices of the WPA.