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A Very Fine Steinway Studio Grand

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A Very Fine Steinway Studio Grand

This Steinway studio grand piano is among the most beautiful and unique musical instruments we have had. Made in 1910 the beautifully turned legs hold the case which is elaborately decorated— both the exterior and interior —  in rich burl wood. The fallboard, key block, and music stand richly decorated with hot-sanded fruitwood marquetry, reminiscent of fine sixteenth-century Dutch furniture. The music stand displays a Latin phrase: “Musica disparium dulcis concordia vocum. Pello levo placo tristia corda deos.” It translates to: “Music — the sweet harmony of disparite voices — banishes sorrow, lighten hearts, and pleases God.” It is attributed to...

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Bucket of Blood (Tuscarora, Nevada) by LeConte Stewart

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Bucket of Blood (Tuscarora, Nevada) by LeConte Stewart

LeConte Stewart (1891-1990) Bucket of Blood (Tuscarora, Nevada) (c. 1935) Oil on canvas board. 18 x 24 in. The Painting “Bucket of Blood” is an ominous name, but ultimately mundane. It refers to a small-town supply and liquor store once located in Tusarora, Nevada — just outside Elko — frequented by LeConte Stewart and his friend, the artist Maynard Dixon, on many of their excursions to the remotest regions of the West.  The painting is the historic fruit of a relationship between one two of the greatest American landscape painters of their time, produced at a time when Stewart was at the height of his abilities....

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The Moment After by Trevor Southey

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The Moment After by Trevor Southey

Trevor Southey (Rhodesia, 1940- Utah, 2015), The Moment After, “Restoration of the Melchizedek Priesthood” (1980), Bronze. 26 3/4 x 27 1/3 x 27 3/8 in Commissioned for the 1980 Easter Conference that celebrated the Sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the statue was unveiled by President Spencer W. Kimball and Gordon B. Hinckley, then and Apostle, at a ceremony rededicating the farmhouse where the Church was first dedicated in 1830. (Here is a video of President Kimball’s remarks on that occasion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BigBKPPxzac) Titled “The Moment After” the statue depicts the Melchizedek Priesthood being restored by the...

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La fuite en Égypte by Eugène Girardet

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La fuite en Égypte by Eugène Girardet

ABOUT THE PAINTING And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him. When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt: -Matthew 2:13,14 The subject of the Holy Family’s flight into Egypt has been depicted by nearly all of the great Old Masters, including Raphael, Albrecht Dürer, Rubens, and Rembrandt. This...

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Walter Rane's Renaissance

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Walter Rane's Renaissance

Walter Rane is experiencing a Renaissance. We have the privilege of exhibiting several works that show a range — from figurative to landscape and more abstract — that may surprise and delight even his most ardent admirers. Known for works that have been the mainstay of LDS Church publications and buildings for decades, Rane has recently won a prestigious international award from the New-York-based Art Renewal Center (ARC). The panel, composed of artists, museum curators, and publishers gave top prizes to Rane’s works Atmosphere (2016) and Floating Figures (2016), which were subsequently exhibited at the Salmagundi Club (New York) and...

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