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2817B Boston
May 29, 2015 04:00 PMCalender

Oscar Florianus Bluemner (American, 1867-1938) Sunset, Gutenberg, N.J. , 1909

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2817B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 29, 2015 4:00PM


Oscar Florianus Bluemner (American, 1867-1938)

Sunset, Gutenberg, N.J., 1909
Signed and dated "O Bl├╝mner/-09" l.l., identified on labels from Barbara Mathes
Gallery, Inc., New York, The New York Cultural Center, and The Corcoran Gallery of Art (see below) affixed to the frame backing.
Watercolor on paper, 7 1/8 x 10 in. (18.1 x 25.4 cm), framed.
Condition: Minor rippling to sheet, minute tack hole at u.c. edge, not examined out of frame.

Provenance: Acquired from the artist by J.B. Neumann, Estate of J.B. Neumann, through to James G. Dyett (1988), Buffalo, New York, to April Dyett Norton.

Literature: Hayes, Jeffrey R.., Oscar Bluemner: Life, Art, and Theory, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Maryland, 1982, pp. 38-40, and fig. 10, p. 440 (illus. b&w); Haskell, Barbara, Oscar Bluemner, and Ulrich Birkmaier. Oscar Bluemner: A Passion for Color (New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2005), Figure 27, p. 34 (illus.).

Exhibitions: Oscar Bluemner: American Colorist, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 11-November 15, 1967, Plate III, No. 5 (illus. b&w); Oscar Bluemner Paintings, Drawings, The New York Cultural Center, New York, in association with Fairleigh Dickinson University, December 16, 1969-March 8, 1970, No. 2 (illus. b&w); Oscar Bluemner: A Retrospective Exhibition, March 16-May 4, 1985, Barbara Mathes Gallery, Inc., New York, Cat. No. 3 (illus.); Oscar Bluemner: Landscapes of Sorrow and Joy, The Corcoran Gallery, December 18, 1988-February 19, 1989, Amon Carter Museum, March 18-May 14, 1989, New Jersey State Museum, June 16-September 4, 1989, Illustration No. 15, p. 24 (b&w).
Estimate $8,000-12,000

No additional condition issue to report. The work is floated in frame with entire sheet visible.

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Oscar Bluemner, New York Cultural Center, Barbara Mathes, Oscar Florianus Bluemner, Gutenberg, Gallery Inc., The Corcoran Gallery of Art, James G. Dyett, York, University of Maryland, Ulrich Birkmaier, Whitney Museum of American Art, Massachusetts, The New York Cultural Center, Cambridge, Barbara Mathes Gallery, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Fogg Art Museum, New Jersey State Museum, Amon Carter Museum, The Corcoran Gallery