Olaf Carl Wieghorst (1899-1988) Stopping a Runaway 18 x 14in (Painted in 1930.)

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Lot 61
Olaf Carl Wieghorst
(1899-1988)
Stopping a Runaway 18 x 14in

Sold for US$ 5,000 inc. premium
Olaf Carl Wieghorst (1899-1988)
Stopping a Runaway
signed, dated and inscribed 'Ptl. Olaf Wieghorst 1930' (lower right) and inscribed with title (lower center)
oil on canvas
18 x 14in
Painted in 1930.

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Richard Corbyn, Amarillo, Texas.
    Acquired by the late owner from the above, 1979.

    Literature
    S.H. McGarry, Honoring The Western Tradition: The L.D. "Brink" Brinkman Collection, Kerrville, Texas, 2003, p. 42, illustrated.

    Stopping a Runaway is a rare early work depicting a mounted patrolman apprehending a suspect, drawn from Olaf Wieghorst's own colorful life. Wieghorst joined the New York City mounted police at the age of twenty-four. Being a mounted patrolman suited him, as he was an accomplished stunt rider and stockhand growing up in Denmark. He was assigned to a remount station where he trained horses and new riders.1 After a twenty year career with the New York Police Department, he retired in 1944 and settled in Southern California.

    1 Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, Olaf Wieghorst, San Diego, California, 1976, p. 5.
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