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    CHARLES FREDERIC ULRICH (American, 1858-1908)
    Oil on panel
    9-1/2 x 17-1/4 inches (24.1 x 43.8 cm)
    Signed lower left: C. F. ULRICH
    Titled upper right: VANITAS
    Panel maker's stamp verso: Adrian Brugger Munchen


    Unlike most painters of his generation, Ulrich did not eventually settle in America after a period of European study. Instead, he remained abroad as an expatriate, perhaps aware that his interest in genre subjects that explored social and psychological realities were out of step with the desires of American audiences for evocative images of tonal landscapes or depictions of young women in vibrant gardens. His first sojourn abroad occurred in 1875 when he left New York, where he had been studying at the National Academy of Design and Cooper Union, for Munich where he enrolled at the Royal Academy. There he trained with Ludwig von Löfftz and Wilhelm Lindenschmidt. The former was also the teacher of John H. Twachtman, whom Ulrich befriended. Ulrich also became part of the circle of American artists who associated with the influential American painter Frank Duveneck, and Ulrich painted with the "Duveneck boys" in Munich as well as in the small Bavarian town of Polling. Although he maintained ties with American artist-friends, after 1886, Ulrich made his home was Europe, first in Venice, later in Rome, and finally in Berlin.

    Condition Report*: Paint film in very good condition. Heavy varnish. In paint in the panel crack at upper left corner. Tiny scattered flecks of inpaint on chaise and woman's torso. Framed Dimensions 16 X 24 Inches
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    Auction Dates
    May, 2012
    15th Tuesday
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