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Johann Berthelsen (American, 1883-1972), Central Park

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Johann Berthelsen (American, 1883-1972), Central Park
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Johann Berthelsen (American, 1883-1972), Central Park in Winter

oil on canvas, signed at lower left of center, inscribed and dated 1938 in pencil to verso, presented in a period frame with gallery plaque, retains museum exhibition label to verso.
Stretcher size 30 x 36 in.; Frame dimensions 34 1/2 x 40 in.
The present work is a rare large format painting of Johann Berthelsen's highly coveted New York snow scenes. Dating to circa 1938, the painting captures a bustling scene of skaters on the Pond in Central Park. Visible in the distance are several iconic New York landmarks, Gapstow Bridge, the Savoy-Plaza Hotel (demolished in 1964), and the imposing towers of the Pierre and Sherry-Netherland hotels.
Property of Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, sold to support art collections care
Condition
Craquelure primarily limited to sky, with several small associated paint flakes; no evidence of restoration visible under UV light.
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Johann Berthelsen (American, 1883-1972), Central Park

Estimate $5,000 - $10,000
Dec 04, 2021
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Starting Price $2,500
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0219: Johann Berthelsen (American, 1883-1972), Central Park

Sold for $15,000
10 Bids
Est. $5,000 - $10,000Starting Price $2,500
Signature Winter Auction
Dec 04, 2021 9:00 AM EST
Buyer's Premium 25%

Lot 0219 Details

Description
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Johann Berthelsen (American, 1883-1972), Central Park in Winter

oil on canvas, signed at lower left of center, inscribed and dated 1938 in pencil to verso, presented in a period frame with gallery plaque, retains museum exhibition label to verso.
Stretcher size 30 x 36 in.; Frame dimensions 34 1/2 x 40 in.
The present work is a rare large format painting of Johann Berthelsen's highly coveted New York snow scenes. Dating to circa 1938, the painting captures a bustling scene of skaters on the Pond in Central Park. Visible in the distance are several iconic New York landmarks, Gapstow Bridge, the Savoy-Plaza Hotel (demolished in 1964), and the imposing towers of the Pierre and Sherry-Netherland hotels.
Property of Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, sold to support art collections care
Condition
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Craquelure primarily limited to sky, with several small associated paint flakes; no evidence of restoration visible under UV light.

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