Lot 814
  • 814

Johann Georg Meyer von Bremen

Estimate
5,000 - 7,000 USD
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Description

  • Johann Georg Meyer von Bremen
  • Meditation¬†
  • signed Meyer von Bremen, dated 1880 and inscribed Berlin (lower right) 
  • oil on canvas 
  • 22 3/8 by 16 3/4 in.
  • 56.8 by 42.5 cm

Provenance

David C. Lyall (and sold, his sale, American Art Association, February 10, 1903, lot 70)
Julius Oehme (acquired at the above sale) 
Alfred G. Lewis (and sold, American Art Association, New York, April 25, 1935, lot 34)
W.G. Lauer (acquired at the above sale) 
Sarah C. Driscoll, New York (and sold, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, December 9, 1949, lot 273)
Collection of B.J. Barry (by 1949) 
Private Collection, New York
Thence by descent to the present owner

Condition

Lined. There is a web of craquelure across the picture surface. There is minor surface dirt and dust; a few isolated pinpoint dots of discoloration throughout; and an additional thin area of discoloration in the sea at the right edge. Under UV: a review of the surface is impeded by a thick fluorescing varnish.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
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