September 18, 2015 08:00 PM EDT Cincinnati


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Frederick C. Gottwald (American, 1858-1941)

Amalfi
oil on canvas 
original frame under glass
signed, titled and dated 1921 l.l. 
scene identified on verso in graphite Pe[rg]ola Cappuccini Convento Amalfi Painted in 1921 Before the destruction; sticker on verso C.M.A./1266.23 from exhibition in Cleveland Museum of Art's annual May Show in 1923
21.5 x 25.5 in. (sight), 27.5 x 31.5 in. (frame)

An instrumental member of the Cleveland School, Gottwald taught at the Cleveland Institute of Art from 1885 to 1926. Known as the "dean of the Cleveland School", Gottwald's students included Charles Burchfield, Henry Keller, and Abel Warshawsky. This painting was probably executed during his yearlong sabbatical that he spent in Italy from 1921-1922 when Gottwald's style was filled with the bright colors and light of the Impressionists. 

Provenance:Exhibited 1923 Cleveland Museum of Art's May Show

Condition:blank canvas at very edge, possibly intentional or result of friction with frame

Estimate: $700 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,320
09/19/2015

 

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