Auction Records

Very few pieces created by Lawrence Tenney Stevens have been offered at auction. Most of those that have, were offered prior to the recent discoveries made in his archives. As a result, whether buying or selling, people who are curious about the current value of a Stevens piece are cautioned not to rely exclusively on auction records as an accurate indicator. Feel free to contact John Faubion for the most recent information that influences prices.



This watercolor of a moose in Yellowstone was painted, on-site, in a campy Western style by Lawrence Tenney Stevens in 1935. It reflects a spontaneity and color palette that was influenced by celebrated artist Millard Sheets. Stevens, Sheets, and acclaimed muralist Thomas Loftin Johnson, had traveled to Mexico on a watercoloring expedition the previous year. This watercolor was owned by Ray Wilde, a local of Cody, Wyoming. It was sold at Brian Lebel’s Old West Auction in Mesa, Arizona, on January 20, 2018.

Sale price was $7000 plus $1,470 buyer’s premium. Pre-auction estimate was $700 – $1000.