Carl Joseph Becker (American, 1841-1910) Portrait of George E. Bartol
Carl Joseph Becker (American, 1841-1910)
Portrait of George E. Bartol. Unsigned, a canvas fragment with the signature "Carl J Becker" affixed to the back of the frame. Oil on canvas mounted to panel, 34 x 27 3/16 in., framed. Condition: Lined onto wood panel, scattered minor retouch.
N.B. The 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. There is also a file folder with basic biographical information about the artist, (Carl J.) Joseph Becker.
The consignor reports that the canvas fragment with the signature, now affixed to the back of the frame, was trimmed from the front of the painting when the canvas was cut down and mounted to panel as part of its restoration.
A biography and photograph of George E. Bartol may be accessed at the following: https://books.google.com/books?id=QGgUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA205&dq=George+E.+Bartol&hl=en&sa=X&ei=EeSbVdChKMTY-QGA8brwDA&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=George%20E.%20Bartol&f=false.
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