Joseph Oppenheimer artwork • painting • for sale Portrait of a lady smelling sweetpeas
Würzburg (Duitsland) 1876-1966 Montreal (Canada)
Portrait of a lady smelling sweetpeas
oil on canvas 68.8 x 51.3 cm, signed u.l. and dated 'London' 1904
This painting is for sale.
Price: € 23,500
Provenance: coll. Christopher Wood; veiling Christie's East, 'Pictures formerly in the collection of Christopher Wood', 24 okt. 1997, lotnr. 85; part bezit Groot-Brittannië.
Literature: tent.cat. Londen, David Bathurst, (St. James Art Group), 'Joseph Oppenheimer (1876-1966)', 1990.
Exhibited: Londen, David Bathurst, (St. James Art Group), 'Joseph Oppenheimer (1876-1966)', 25 okt.-21 nov. 1990.
Through the academies of Munich, Rome, Naples and travels in Egypt and the United States, Oppenheimer ended up in England, where he painted in his London studio between 1896 and 1908. There he portrayed this woman in hat and veil, smelling a twig of lathyrus. Hats with voile made their appearance at the end of the 19th century. They couldn't be big and crazy enough. In addition to this elegant lady, Oppenheimer painted such celebrities as Albert Einsten, beautiful women from Europe's high society and countless film and stage actresses.
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