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W. R. Leigh’s Home Sweet Home, expected to bring $400,000+ at Heritage Auctions

DALLAS, TX.- Two spectacular western paintings by W.R. Leigh, Home Sweet Home, 1932 and Renegade at Bay, 1941, are estimated to bring in a combined $700,000+ when they are offered as part of Heritage Auctions’ Nov. 5 Art of the American West Signature┬« Auction, at the company’s Design District Annex, 1518 Slocum Street. The paintings carry $400,000+ and $300,000+ estimates, respectively. “Acquired in the early 1940s, these works belonged to Eric Jonsson, co-founder of Texas Instruments and one of the most revered mayors Dallas has ever known, deservedly credited with putting Dallas on the business map,” said Kirsty Buchanan, Consignment Director for Western Art at Heritage. “Home Sweet Home and Renegade at Bay both demonstrate Leigh’s expert draftsmanship and evoke the strong narrative quality that collectors seek in his work.” “Home Sweet Home was painted