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    SEVERIN ROESEN (German/American, 1805-1882)
    Still Life with Basket and Fruit, circa 1860-72
    Oil on canvas
    16 x 19-3/4 inches (40.6 x 50.2 cm)
    Signed lower center as grape vine tendril: Roesen

    PROVENANCE:
    Christie's, New York, Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, June 5, 1997, lot 52;
    Private collection.

    We are grateful to Dr. Judith Hansen O'Toole for her scholarly generosity. She has examined this work in the original and has confirmed its authenticity as a painting by Severin Roesen datable to the period 1860-72.

    A very similar composition of fruit on a table with the same spilled basket of strawberries, but on a rectangular panel rather than canvas, is in the permanent collection of the Spencer Art Museum, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Dr. H. E. Simon Fund (see Judith Hansen O'Toole, Severin Roesen, Lewisburg, London and Toronto, 1992, p. 125: 12 x 16 inches, signed lower center).


    Condition Report*: Re-lined canvas.  UV examination reveals extremely careful professional inpainting in scattered areas of fine craquelure, in a small area in the central peach and in the right apple; framed to an overall size of 20 x 23.5 inches.
    *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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    Auction Dates
    November, 2010
    10th Wednesday
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