American & Modern Painting Online Auction

February 25, 2016

LOT 17
Initials J.E.T. (Circa 1940), Possibly Col. John E. Tulloch (1880-1945)
  • Initials J.E.T. (Circa 1940), Possibly Col. John E. Tulloch (1880-1945)
  • Initials J.E.T. (Circa 1940), Possibly Col. John E. Tulloch (1880-1945)
  • Initials J.E.T. (Circa 1940), Possibly Col. John E. Tulloch (1880-1945)
  • Initials J.E.T. (Circa 1940), Possibly Col. John E. Tulloch (1880-1945)

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Initials J.E.T. (Circa 1940), Possibly Col. John E. Tulloch (1880-1945), Canadian?

PAIR OF NATIVE AMERICAN NAVAJO PORTRAITS: MAN WITH RED HEADSCARF; WOMAN LOOKING UPWARDS

Pair of oils on canvasboard; each signed with initials “J.E.T.” lower right
Each 9" x 7.5" — 22.9 x 19.1 cm.

Estimate $500-$700

Realised: $240
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

These portraits may have been painted by Canadian artist Col. John E. Tulloch (1880-1945), active in WWI, who returned to Winnipeg, Manitoba with the rank of Major. In 1909 he married Catherine Gordon of Wentworth, Ontario.

Tulloch was an avid member of several art clubs in Winnipeg including: the Winnipeg Art Club; Winnipeg Sketch Club, Winnipeg Camera Club, Winnipeg Winter Club, Rotary Club, and the Elmhurst Golf Club. This pair of portraits may have been copied by Tulloch from American photographs.

Provenance:

Acquired by the consignor’s father, Wilfred Christopher Christopherson, Canadian Air Force, Toronto prior to 1949;
By descent

Additional Info:

Department: International Art
Medium: Paintings
Signed