Emily Muir and William Muir

The Land of Enchantment

While darkness comes early in Maine during November, usually around 4pm, the people in New Mexico and Arizona are fortunate to enjoy more sun and an immense expanse of brilliant blue skies. Under which sit breathtaking vistas of mountains.

The lure of this enchanted landscape has long fascinated painters like Georgia O’Keeffe, and others, including Maine’s own Emily Muir (1904–2003) and William Muir (1902–1964). This November and December, we are pleased to present a wonderful collection of pastels and watercolors by both Muirs of New Mexico, Arizona, and the American west. The artworks come directly from the Muir estate and include a certificate of authenticity from Courthouse Gallery. Many of the paintings are signed and several are dated—a rarity as Emily seldom dated her artworks.

During their many travels, Emily and Bill often painted the same scene, and this show includes two fine examples: Mesa II by Emily Muir, and Mesa I by William Muir; and Western Valley by Emily Muir, and Western Mountain River by William Muir. One can imagine the couple sitting side-by-side at their easels, painting en plein air, and commenting on each other’s endeavors.

These colorful paintings of mesas, valleys, canyons, red cliffs, and the Laguna Pueblo can brighten even the darkest days. What a wonderful gift this holiday season. This unique collection of western art is an important part of the Muir legacy. We hope you enjoy Emily and William Muirs’ endearing tribute to the enchanted landscape of the American west!

 

William and Emily Muir

 

EMILY MUIR
Arizona I
pastel on paper, signed lower right
9 x 11 inches
$1400
EMILY MUIR
Red Cliffs, New Mexico
signed lower right
pastel on paper, 9 x 11 inches
$650 EMILY MUIR
New Mexico '62
signed lower left
pastel on paper, 9 x 11 inches
$850 EMILY MUIR
Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico
pastel on paper, 9 x 12 inches
SOLD WILLIAM MUIR
Mesa I
signed on the back
watercolor, 15 x 20 inches
$1600 EMILY MUIR
Mesa II
signed lower right
watercolor, 16 x 23 inches
$1600 EMILY MUIR
Arizona II
signed lower right
pastel on paper, 9 x 11 inches
$650 EMILY MUIR
A Mesa
pastel on paper, 9 x 11 inches
$750 WILLIAM MUIR
Western Landscape
signed on back
watercolor, 15 x 21
$1600 EMILY MUIR
New Mexico '68
signed and dated lower right
pastel on paper, 11 x 14 inches
$650 WILLIAM MUIR
Western Mountain River
watercolor on paper, 20 x 27 inches
$1600 EMILY MUIR
Western Valley
signed lower right
oil on canvas, 14 x 18 inches
$2400 WILLIAM MUIR
Glacier National Park
signed and dated lower right, 1945
watercolor, 18 x 24 inches
$1800 EMILY MUIR
Grand Canyon
oil on board, 24 x 48 inches
SOLD WILLIAM MUIR
Old Faithful
watercolor, 15 x 21
$1400 WILLIAM MUIR
Glacier National Park
signed lower right, 1945
watercolor, 18 x 24 inches
$1600 EMILY MUIR
New Mex. ’68
signed lower right, 1968
pastel on paper, 16 x 19 inches
$650
EMILY MUIR
Organ Mountains, New Mexico
signed lower right, 1968
pastel on paper, 11 x 14 inches
$500 EMILY MUIR
Arid Fields and Mountains
watercolor, 15 x 21
$850 WILLIAM MUIR
Mexican Arch
watercolor, 15 x 21 inches
$850 WILLIAM MUIR
Near Salt Lake, Utah
signed lower right, 1962
pastel on paper, 9 x 12 inches
$650 EMILY MUIR
Yellowstone Park
signed lower right
pastel on paper, 9 x 11 inches
$500 EMILY MUIR
The Herd
signed lower right
oil on board, 24 x 36 inches
SOLD EMILY MUIR
Farm with Water Tank
pastel on paper, 11 x 14 inches
$650 WILLIAM MUIR
Rocks and Cactus
signed lower left
watercolor, 13 x 19 inches
$1600 WILLIAM MUIR
Western Waterfall
watercolor, 21 x 15 inches
$1600 EMILY MUIR
Big Sky Cattle
oil on board, 25 x 50 inches
SOLD
EMILY MUIR Arizona I pastel on paper, signed lower right 9 x 11 inches $1400
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EMILY MUIR Red Cliffs, New Mexico signed lower right pastel on paper, 9 x 11 inches $650
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EMILY MUIR New Mexico '62 signed lower left pastel on paper, 9 x 11 inches $850
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EMILY MUIR Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico pastel on paper, 9 x 12 inches SOLD
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WILLIAM MUIR Mesa I signed on the back watercolor, 15 x 20 inches $1600
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EMILY MUIR Mesa II signed lower right watercolor, 16 x 23 inches $1600
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EMILY MUIR Arizona II signed lower right pastel on paper, 9 x 11 inches $650
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EMILY MUIR A Mesa pastel on paper, 9 x 11 inches $750
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WILLIAM MUIR Western Landscape signed on back watercolor, 15 x 21 $1600
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EMILY MUIR New Mexico '68 signed and dated lower right pastel on paper, 11 x 14 inches $650
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WILLIAM MUIR Western Mountain River watercolor on paper, 20 x 27 inches $1600
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EMILY MUIR Western Valley signed lower right oil on canvas, 14 x 18 inches $2400
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WILLIAM MUIR Glacier National Park signed and dated lower right, 1945 watercolor, 18 x 24 inches $1800
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EMILY MUIR Grand Canyon oil on board, 24 x 48 inches SOLD
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WILLIAM MUIR Old Faithful watercolor, 15 x 21 $1400
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WILLIAM MUIR Glacier National Park signed lower right, 1945 watercolor, 18 x 24 inches $1600
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EMILY MUIR New Mex. ’68 signed lower right, 1968 pastel on paper, 16 x 19 inches $650
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EMILY MUIR Organ Mountains, New Mexico signed lower right, 1968 pastel on paper, 11 x 14 inches $500
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EMILY MUIR Arid Fields and Mountains watercolor, 15 x 21 $850
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WILLIAM MUIR Mexican Arch watercolor, 15 x 21 inches $850
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WILLIAM MUIR Near Salt Lake, Utah signed lower right, 1962 pastel on paper, 9 x 12 inches $650
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EMILY MUIR Yellowstone Park signed lower right pastel on paper, 9 x 11 inches $500
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EMILY MUIR The Herd signed lower right oil on board, 24 x 36 inches SOLD
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EMILY MUIR Farm with Water Tank pastel on paper, 11 x 14 inches $650
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WILLIAM MUIR Rocks and Cactus signed lower left watercolor, 13 x 19 inches $1600
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WILLIAM MUIR Western Waterfall watercolor, 21 x 15 inches $1600
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EMILY MUIR Big Sky Cattle oil on board, 25 x 50 inches SOLD
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