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Fine Art | Auction: 14.11.2019 | Preview: 08.11.2019 - 11.11.2019

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Preyer, Emilie
Düsseldorf 1849 - 1930

Fruits on a Stone Platter. Oil on canvas. 17.5 x 23cm. Signed lower right: Emilie Preyer. Framed.

Procenance notations on the stretcher.

Private collection Wiesbaden.

The Düsseldorf-based painter Emilie Preyer, with her flower and fruit still lifes, follows closely the tradition of her father Johann Wilhelm Preyer, one of the most important still life painters of the Düsseldorf school of Painting.
Early on she was trained by him as an artist and after her father's education she received private lessons at the Düsseldorf Academy, whose studies were officially denied to women. She received lessons from the history painter Heinrich Mücke and the landscape painter Hans Gude. The young painter quickly advanced to a recognised artist and proved at the age of 21 that she had mastered the basics of composition, painting technique and colouring learned from her father. Study trips to Dresden, Antwerp and Holland prepared her for the following academy exhibitions. In addition to preparatory drawings and watercolours of individual blossoms, leaves and fruits, the painter's oeuvre mainly comprises still lifes with flowers or fruits. Thus it is always grapes, plums, peaches, sometimes a drinking vessel or nuts that return in the artist's work in varying combinations on a marble top or a draped tablecloth.
The painting offered here also captivates us with a fruit arrangement executed with meticulous attention to detail. The artist arranged a fruit composition consisting of peaches, plums and grapes on a marble top, surrounded by three leaves depicted in detail. In this finely painted work Preyer concentrates above all on the faithful reproduction of the objects. She develops special mastery in the representation of the different materialities: the cold smoothness of the marble in contrast to the furry skin of the peaches. By means of various elements, such as the lively fly, the drops of water adhering to the fruit, or the leaves, some of which have already dried out, the immediate closeness to nature is suggested, but at the same time the transitoriness that occurs is evoked.

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Emilie Preyer   Germany     19th C.   Paintings   Still Life   Painting   Fruits  

Voraussichtliche Versandkosten für dieses Lot:
Deutschland: 28,00 Euro zzgl. 4,47 Euro MwSt
EU: 50,00 Euro zzgl. 7,98 Euro MwSt
Weltweit: 70,00 Euro zzgl. 11,18 Euro MwSt
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