Lot 88: Karl Mayer European Genre Card Playing Painting
October 29, 2016
Cranston, RI, USALive Auction
Description: EUROPE, 1810-1876 An oil on canvas painting by European artist Karl Mayer. The work depicts two couples playing cards with two men observing from the side as one player shows them her hand. The room is adorned with period furnishings and artwork in detail. The painting is signed lower left "E. Mayer" and retains an old label on verso. The painting is housed in its original carved and gesso gilt frame.
Condition Report: The painting was relined and restored by Morton Bradley in 1973. You can still see a small scar to the canvas near the face of the gentleman furthest to the right. Frame in overall good condition.
Dimensions: Oil on canvas measures 13" by 17", framed 22" by 26".