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

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Scholderer, Otto
Frankfurt/Main 1834 - 1902

Still Life with Pears on a Porcelain Plate. Oil on card. 23 x 33cm. Signed lower left: Otto Scholderer. Original frame.

On the card estate stamp from 1908 as well as old sticky note: "Pears / by / Otto Scholderer".

- Auction "Künstlerischer Nachlass Otto Scholderer", Kunstverein Frankfurt am Main 29 April 1902, p.13, lot 39 (stamp verso);
- here purchased by Albert and Hedwig Ullmann, Frankfurt am Main;
- since then in private ownership, today Melbourne, Australia.

"Scholderer cultivates a restrained style of painting, often characterised by a quiet manner reminiscent of the old masters. His work appears extremely cautious and sensitive, revealing an immediate view of nature and objective depiction in a calm, sometimes contemplatively concentrated manner." This is how Henning Repetzky describes the work of the painter Otto Scholderer from Frankfurt in the General Encyclopaedia of Artists. A characterisation that seems written for the small still life shown here with three pears on a porcelain plate from the mature late creative phase of the artist.
Until Scholderer's very own style of expression came about, the painter led an international life with long stays in Paris and London - with an artistic development from the Biedermeier genre of his Frankfurt teacher Jakob Becker to French impressionism, whose inspiration he brought to Germany. His long friendship with Henri Fantin-Latour, which began in 1857 with his first visit to Paris, was particularly influential in his work. But also the realism of the Munich Leibl circle speaks of his work and his still lifes, which concentrate on a few objects.
The pear still life with the knife on a marble top convinces as a work from Scholderer's mature late work, but can also show a complete provenance: it stayed in the artist's studio until his death. In 1902 the artist's estate was auctioned off at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, the pears went as lot 39 to the ancestors of our present consignors. The buyers were the collector couple Hedwig and Albert Ullmann; although Hedwig Ullmann emigrated to Australia as a Jewess in 1938 and had to sell part of the large collection, this small piece remained in the family's possession and would subsequently be passed on to the children. Untouched and within the original frame, it is now coming back into the public eye for the first time in over a hundred years.

We thank Christoph Andreas, Galerie J.P. Schneider, Frankfurt/Main for his kind support.

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Voraussichtliche Versandkosten für dieses Lot:
Deutschland: 37,00 Euro zzgl. 5,91 Euro MwSt
EU: 70,00 Euro zzgl. 11,18 Euro MwSt
Weltweit: 100,00 Euro zzgl. 15,97 Euro MwSt
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