Johann Berthelsen (American, 1883-1972)
Riverside Church and General Grant's Tomb in Winter, New York
Signed "Johann Berthelsen" l.r.
Oil on academy board, 12 1/2 x 16 3/8 in. (31.8 x 41.6 cm), framed.
Condition: Heavy surface grime.
Provenance: Acquired by the consignor's uncle who was a jeweler in New York City in the 1940s, then by family descent.
N.B. We would like to thank Lee Berthelsen, the artist's son and founder of The Johann Berthelsen Conservancy, LLC, for authenticating this work. Lee Berthelsen recalls that his father's early voice studio was located on Manhattan's Upper West Side; from his window the artist could look out upon Grant's Tomb and the tower of the Riverside Church. The use of impasto in this work is typical of paintings from the 1920s and 30s.
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