Harry Herman Roseland

Harry Herman Roseland


Nationality: American

Birth Place: New York City (New York state, United States)

A native and lifelong resident of Brooklyn, the late 19th-century painter Harry Roseland achieved acclaim and financial success for his charming depictions of African-American domestic and farm life.

While Roseland’s early genre paintings captured the sentimental relationships of upper middle-class white folks from New York, his mature paintings focused on post-Civil War blacks leading happy lives, whether picking cotton, telling fortunes, caring for children, or learning how to read and write.

Like fellow artists Winslow Homer, Richard Norris Brooke, and Edward Lamson Henry, Roseland romanticized the household and work conditions of African-Americans during Reconstruction rather than spotlighting grim realities.


Harry Herman Roseland Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
HARRY HERMAN ROSELAND (American, 1866-1950) Giving Thanks Oil on canvas 14 x 22 inches (35.6 x 55.9 cm) Signed upper
HARRY HERMAN ROSELAND (American, 1866-1950)Giving ThanksOil on canvas14 x 22 inches (35.6 x 55.9 cm)Signed upper...
Lot 73099
Auction 5118
Thursday, November 15, 2012
HARRY ROSELAND (American Signing a Hymn Oil on canvas 20in. x 14in. Signed lower right Condition report: Unlined ori
HARRY ROSELAND (American Signing a Hymn Oil on canvas 20in. x 14in. Signed lower right Condition report: Unlined ori...
Lot 23408
Auction 620
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
HARRY HERMAN ROSELAND (American 1866-1950) The Light of the Home Oil on illustration board 8 x 11 inches (17.1 x 23.5
HARRY HERMAN ROSELAND (American 1866-1950)The Light of the HomeOil on illustration board8 x 11 inches (17.1 x 23.5...
Lot 23099
Auction 652
Friday, May 25, 2007
HARRY HERMAN ROSELAND (American, 1866-1950) Reading the Tea Leaves Oil on canvas 20 x 24 inches (50.8 x 61.0 cm) Sig
HARRY HERMAN ROSELAND (American, 1866-1950)Reading the Tea LeavesOil on canvas20 x 24 inches (50.8 x 61.0 cm)Sig...
Lot 64163
Auction 5149
Thursday, December 5, 2013
HARRY HERMAN ROSELAND (American, 1866-1950) Tarring the Nets, 1901 Oil on canvas 14 x 20 inches (35.6 x 50.8 cm) Sig
HARRY HERMAN ROSELAND (American, 1866-1950)Tarring the Nets, 1901Oil on canvas14 x 20 inches (35.6 x 50.8 cm)Sig...
Lot 64529
Auction 5096
Tuesday, May 15, 2012

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