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Premier Auction - Session II - March 25, 2023

Sat, Mar 25, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 1056

Severin Roesen

Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000

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$100,000 $10,000

(German/America, c. 1815-c. 1871)

Fruit Still Life, circa 1860-1872, unsigned, oil on cradled panel, 12 x 16 in.; period carved gilt wood and composition frame, 19-1/2 x 23-3/4 in.

Note: This lot is accompanied by a letter of authentication from Judith Hansen O'Toole, the recognized authority on the work of Severin Roesen, discussing all aspects of the painting in detail as a work of the master's own hand: "....Crystalline droplets of water dotted throughout the composition....the brilliant color...attention to texture...are all hallmarks of Roesen's best work"


cradled panel in good condition, surface in overall good condition, some wear and remnants of gilt at edges not visible under frame, tiny areas of retouch at background upper right, probable slight surface dirt layer; frame in good condition commensurate with age, some cracking, small areas of loss at edges

The Lester Avnett Collection; From the Collection of Alice Osofsky