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    The Hon. Paul H. Buchanan, Jr. Collection

    FREDERIK EBBESEN GRUE (American, 1951-1995)

    Porcelain and Lemons, 1986
    Oil on masonite
    12 x 18 inches (30.5 x 45.7 cm)
    Signed and dated lower left: Grue / 86
    Signed on the artist-made frame: Grue

    PROVENANCE:
    Commissioned from the artist by Paul Buchanan, Jr. in 1985.

    EXHIBITED:
    "62nd Annual Hoosier Salon," L. S. Ayres Auditorium, Indianapolis, Indiana, April - May 3, 1986, $1,000 prize award;
    "Stilled Life: The Paintings of Frederik Grue," Indiana State Museum, January 26 - June 2, 1996.

    LITERATURE:
    62nd Annual Exhibition, 1986 Hoosier Salon, exh. cat., no. 100, n.p. full-page ill.;
    M. Garmel, "Colorful Hoosier Salon boasts shadow and light," The Indianapolis News, April 12, 1986, p. 13: "Muncie artist Frederik Grue won the $1,000 award for outstanding traditional painting, any medium, for his almost Oriental study of "Porcelain and Lemons."

    The tall blue and white Chinese export porcelain vase depicted in this painting was an object Paul Buchanan had purchased on March 31, 1984 from The Oriental Impression, Ltd., a gallery in St. Louis, Missouri specializing in oriental porcelain and objets d'art. He commissioned this still-life painting from the Indiana artist Frederik Grue specifying that it include the blue and white vase from his collection of Asian porcelain. The successful bidder for this still life painting will also receive the Chinese vase that inspired it.


    Condition Report*: The paint surface is intact and in original untouched condition as purchased (commissioned) from the artist.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    June, 2009
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