Currently listed is a pair of original lithographic prints that are signed by renowned American impressionist, cowboy expressionist Alonzo (Lon) Megargee (1883 – 1960). Authentic vintage, circa 1940’s-50s. These are original old vintage litho prints on board from the mid century and not modern reproductions.
Both of these highly sought after early Fine Art Megargee lithos are custom framed under glass in their original antique solid wood frames that are nicely detailed with carved, muted gold gilt inner borders.
Considered “the Dean of Arizona Cowboy Artists,” Lon Megargee’s painting history is vast. During his fifty year career, with the stroke of his brush, the legendary Alonzo Megargee skillfully captured Arizona’s history, giving us a glimpse back in time to the days when cowboys roamed the vast Southwestern desert. Lon Megargee’s career had already reached a high point by around 1910 with painting, drawing and illustration for numerous periodicals. Megargee continued producing prints throughout the 1940s and early 50s.
Ready to hang with old original braided wire hangers. Each generously sized work of art has framed dimensions of 17” x 14 ½”.
The first large framed painting is titled “Cowboy Saturday Night” and depicts a cowboy taking a bath with a horse is looking in the window at a cat getting a drink out of the toilet. There is a picture of “Margarita” in the upper right corner of the painting. This painting is also seen on popular old Megargee postcards.
The second painting, circa 1950, is titled “Saturday Night on the Ranch” features a nude woman bathing in an old washtub in front of an adobe fireplace with a serenading cowboy at the window.
Auction includes both of the framed vintage paintings. A wonderful and rare vintage find – this pair will offer a wonderful presentation and are exceptional additions for any art collection.