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Lot 67: Peter Schmauss American, 1868-1938 Park in Winter

Belle Epoque: 19th & 20th Century Decorative Arts

Platinum House

by Doyle New York

February 6, 2013

New York, NY, USA

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Description: Peter Schmauss
American, 1868-1938
Park in Winter
Signed Schmauss (lr)
Oil on canvas
30 x 36 inches
Little information exists about Peter Schmauss. Genealogical records indicate that he was born in Germany and emigrated to the United States in 1875. He was a member of the Salmagundi Club and exhibited at the Corcoran Biennial of 1907. Among his works are images of the gardens of the Schoenbrunn Palace in Vienna. In this painting, he captures the quiet, near-desolate feeling of an urban park in winter. The emptiness and disarray of the snow-laden chairs express loneliness, while the sculptures preside with more presence than usual due to the bareness of the trees. The pink and blue shadows across the ground are, nonetheless, enjoyed by at least one park-goer, a woman in black seated on a bench.

C The Spanierman Gallery, LLC Collection of American Art

Condition Report: Glue relined. Framer rubbing. There is no visible restoration under UV light.

Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Doyle New York shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.

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