Lot 500

Carl Joseph Becker

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

Bid Increments

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$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

(American, 1841-1910)

Portrait of George E. Bartol, circa 1896, unsigned, a canvas fragment with the signature "Carl J Becker" affixed to the back of the frame, oil on canvas, 34 x 27-3/4 in.;  fine carved gilt wood frame, 40-1/4 x 33-1/2 in.

Provenance: Collection of David Bahlman and Howard Klosterman

Note: This lot is accompanied by a metal plaque that identifies the sitter as George E. Bartol (b. 1858), the founder and first President of the Philadelphia Bourse, presented to the Bourse by the Officers and Board of Directors of the Bourse on October 14, 1896.


mounted on panel, scattered retouch; frame with minimal wear

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Collection of David Bahlman and Howard Klosterman