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    Description

    Joseph Henry Sharp (American, 1859-1953)
    War Bonnet Maker
    Oil on canvas
    20 x 16-1/4 inches (50.8 x 41.3 cm)
    Signed lower right: J.H. Sharp


    PROVENANCE:
    Sale: Cincinnati Art Academy, Cincinnati, Ohio;
    Collection of Pauline Werk Kleve and Arthur Kleve, Cincinnati, Ohio, acquired from the above;
    By descent to the present owner.

    This painting comes directly from a branch of the Werk family of Cincinnati, Ohio, noted Queen City industrialists and manufacturers who emigrated from Alsace-Lorraine to found the M. Werk Company, a soap and candle empire (which was eventually sold to Procter & Gamble). Their best-known product was Werk's Tag Soap, so-named because tags placed on the soap wrapper could be redeemed for various household items. The family also owned a wine and champagne company as well as an insurance company. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Werk purchased this work by Joseph Sharp, an artist with strong early ties to Cincinnati, for their Cincinnati residence. Before he moved West, Sharp had taught at the city's Art Academy and was also a founding member of the Cincinnati Art Club.


    Condition Report*: Unlined canvas; there appears to be yellowed varnish; work may benefit from a light cleaning; minor frame wear; under UV light, there appears to be no inpaint.
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    November, 2016
    12th Saturday
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