Charles Ferdinand (Carl) Wimar (American, 1828-1862)
The Captive Maid
Signed "C.WIMAR" l.l., titled and dated "...c. 1840-43" in a document provided by the Saint Louis Art Museum.
Oil on canvas, 32 x 26 in. (81.2 x 66.2 cm),framed.
Condition: Lined, minor retouch, craquelure.
Provenance: Property of the Saint Louis Art Museum, sold to benefit the Acquisition Fund. Possibly gifted by the artist to his transatlantic shipboard acquaintance Karl Ludwig Wagner, by descent to Charles Anthony Wagner (1855-1929),by descent to Barton Sewell Wagner (1893-1960),by descent to Dr. Byron Mansfield Wagner (1928-2017) and Jedonna Prince Wagner (1933-2017),by bequest to the Saint Louis Art Museum in 2018.
Literature: Perry Rathbone, "Charles Wimar 1828-1862: Painter of the Indian Frontier" in the Bulletin of the City Art Museum of St. Louis, Volume XXXI, October-November 1946, p. 34.
N.B. This artwork will be included in the Kodner Gallery Research Project for the artist, Charles (Carl) Wimar 1828-1862.
Framed dimensions are 39 3/8 x 33 3/8 x 3 1/2 inches.
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