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    HERMAN HARTWICH (American, 1853-1926)
    Birches in the Fall
    Oil on canvas
    19-1/2 x 27 inches (49.5 x 68.6 cm)
    Signed lower left: H Hartwich

    THE JEAN AND GRAHAM DEVOE WILLIFORD CHARITABLE TRUST

    PROVENANCE:
    Christie's, New York, September 30, 1988, lot 92.

    This selection of works from the Williford collection features two landscapes by Herman Hartwich, a painter born in New York City who spent most of his career in Germany where he enjoyed much success and won numerous medals in a range of international exhibitions. Hartwich studied at the Royal Academy in Munich from 1881 to 1885 where he acquired masterful skills as a draftsman, then spent time in Paris, where he exhibited at the Salon six times, winning a prize in 1892. He returned to New York in 1894 to exhibit in the National Academy exhibitions, but worked in Germany from 1896 onward. His bucolic landscapes and scenes of rural life surface at auction more frequently there than in the United States.




    Condition Report*: Lined canvas; discolored varnish layer; under UV exam, there appears to be inpainting along all four extreme edges, particularly along right edge with inpainting extending approx. 1-inch into sky, scattered spots of crack-fill inpainting throughout right half of composition, pinpoints in furthest tree and several dots around artist's signature in lower left corner. Framed Dimensions 25.25 X 32.75 Inches
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    May, 2014
    10th Saturday
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