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Figure painter, Painter, b. 1879 - d. 1970

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    • CHARLES BITTINGER (DC/MA, 1879-1970)
      Aug. 26, 2023

      CHARLES BITTINGER (DC/MA, 1879-1970)

      Est: $5,000 - $7,000

      Interior, Old North Church, Boston, oil on canvas, signed lower right, unframed, 32" x 26", series of indentations upper left.

      Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
    • Charles Bittinger (AMERICAN, 1879-1970) Oil on Canvas
      Feb. 01, 2023

      Charles Bittinger (AMERICAN, 1879-1970) Oil on Canvas

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      Framed still life oil on canvas by Charles Bittinger. It measures approx 39" x 39" (39.5" x 39.5" framed). Shows moderate frame wear and shows some wear to the canvas as well. Signed top right and dated '83. Have a similar item to sell? Contact us at [email protected] Please review all photos closely. The non-appearance of a condition report does not mean that the lot is in perfect condition, does not show wear due to age and use, or is free from damage. Market Auctions Inc. strongly suggests that you request a condition report before placing a bid. You may request one from us via this auction platform. Please note that any condition reports are given as strictly as a courtesy to interested parties and should not be considered a statement of fact. Market Auctions Inc. bears no responsibility for any error or omission. All sales are final and sold as is. Measurements are approximated. Please note shipping is not included. All collectibles, silver, antiques, and paintings please contact our third party shipper listed below: Juniors Auction Services 561-510-0345 / [email protected] UPS Store (561) 631-8997 / [email protected] DM Postal (561) 469-6137 / [email protected] For furniture and very large items, please contact an appropriate freight / transport company for shipment. SALES TAX NOTICE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that Market Auction, Inc., only collects and remits sales tax on items purchased by Florida residents. ALL OUT OF STATE purchasers are required to pay sales tax to their respective States. Purchasers holding valid resale certificates must provide proof of same prior to purchase. Market Auctions, Inc. takes no responsibility for purchaser failure to remit sales tax to the proper non-Florida taxing authority and for any fines or penalties that may result.

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    • CHARLES BITTINGER (American, 1879 - 1970). Ocean View, 1935, Oil on canvas-board. Signed, dated ("12 July 1935") and dedicated lower le
      Nov. 17, 2022

      CHARLES BITTINGER (American, 1879 - 1970). Ocean View, 1935, Oil on canvas-board. Signed, dated ("12 July 1935") and dedicated lower le

      Est: $500 - $700

      CHARLES BITTINGER (American, 1879 - 1970). Ocean View, 1935, Oil on canvas-board. Signed, dated ("12 July 1935") and dedicated lower left hand corner. Framed. ARTIST PROFILE: Charles Bittinger was born on June 27, 1879. Originally from Washington D.C., he studied for two years at MIT, with the intention of becoming a scientist. He then switched to art, and went off to Paris to study at various French art schools, among them the École des Beaux-Arts. There he married a concert singer named Edith Gay, and returned to the U.S. to study at the Art Students League. During World War I, he was one of the artists who studied at a camouflage training school established in New York by William Andrew MacKay (Yates 1919). He also worked for the U.S. Navy at Eastman Kodak Laboratories with physicist Loyd A. Jones on the development of low visibility ship camouflage. Between the wars, Bittinger relocated to Washington D.C., and began experimenting with the use of scientific techniques for producing novel works of art. In 1929, he painted three murals for the Franklin Institute, depicting stages in the life of Benjamin Franklin. When observed in incandescent light, each painting appeared to be a certain picture, but when viewed under ultraviolet light, it revealed an entirely different picture. In 1935, Bittinger exhibited another work in which Charles Lindbergh's famous transatlantic flight appeared under normal viewing conditions, but the same painting became the Mona Lisa when viewed through an optical instrument that Bittinger had invented. - 12" x 16"; Frame: 17" x 22"

      Sloans & Kenyon
    • CHARLES BITTINGER (DC/MA, 1879-1970)
      Aug. 28, 2021

      CHARLES BITTINGER (DC/MA, 1879-1970)

      Est: $6,000 - $8,000

      Woman Seated on Beach at Sunset, oil on hardboard, signed lower right, inscribed "To Helen & John" and dated June 18, 1918 (the last year of the Great War, she may be thinking of a loved one in harm's way across the Atlantic). Housed in a modern gilt Arts & Crafts style frame, OS: 18" x 22", SS: 11 1/2" x 15 1/2". Fine condition.

      Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
    • CHARLES BITTINGER (1879-1970) MOUNT VERNON
      Sep. 27, 2020

      CHARLES BITTINGER (1879-1970) MOUNT VERNON

      Est: $350 - $450

      Mount Vernon Impressionist Oil on Artist Board by Charles Bittinger (1879-1970). In wood frame measures 21"x17"x1 1/4". Weight 2 pds 10 oz. PROVENANCE: A Charleston SC Private Estate. Washington, D.C., artist Charles Bittinger (1879-1970) studied at MIT and l'Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. He worked as a camouflage painter in both world wars and was official artist for the 1937 National Geographic Eclipse Expedition to Canton Island and for Operation Crossroads in 1946. Although he produced broadly-painted, impressionist landscapes, New York-based artist Charles Bittinger is best remembered for his delicate, sumptuous paintings of interiors, generally peopled by elegantly-dressed young women. He was celebrated in Boston as a frequent exhibitor at the St. Botolph Club and the Guild of Boston Artists, as well as for his splendid interior view of the Boston Athenaeum, purchased by New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1924.

      Charleston Estate Auctions
    • Charles Bittinger, Portrait of a woman, o/c.
      Jan. 27, 2018

      Charles Bittinger, Portrait of a woman, o/c.

      Est: $300 - $400

      Bittinger, Charles (Washington, D.C., 1879-1970). Portrait of a woman. Oil on canvas. Unsigned. 32 1/4" x 26 1/8".

      Quinn's Auction Galleries
    • Charles Bittinger (1879 - 1970)
      Nov. 26, 2017

      Charles Bittinger (1879 - 1970)

      Est: $500 - $1,000

      Charles Bittinger (District Of Columbia, Massachusetts, 1879 - 1970) Impressionist landscape with figures in a forest. Signed lower right. Sight Size: 23.5 x 35.5 in. Overall Size: 33.25 x 45.25 in. Bittinger lived in New York from 1907-1914; Duxbury, Massachusetts from 1915 to 1929; and Washington DC from 1929 to 1970 where he was active in the Cosmos Club. He studied in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, the Sorbonne, and the Academy Delecluse, and with Jean Paul Laurens and Jean Leon Gerome. In New York, he studied at the Art Students League. He was a member of the Peconic Art Colony, spending summers in the Indian Neck area of Peconic, Long Island.

      Sarasota Estate Auction
    • Charles Bittinger, Portrait of a woman, o/c.
      Jun. 11, 2016

      Charles Bittinger, Portrait of a woman, o/c.

      Est: $300 - $400

      Bittinger, Charles (Washington, D.C., 1879-1970). Portrait of a woman. Oil on canvas. Unsigned. 32 1/4" x 26 1/8".

      Quinn's Auction Galleries
    • Charles Bittinger American, 1879-1970 Oeil de Boeuf (Interior Versailles) Signed C. Bittinger, dated 1906...
      Nov. 04, 2015

      Charles Bittinger American, 1879-1970 Oeil de Boeuf (Interior Versailles) Signed C. Bittinger, dated 1906...

      Est: $20,000 - $30,000

      Charles Bittinger American, 1879-1970 Oeil de Boeuf (Interior Versailles) Signed C. Bittinger, dated 1906 and inscribed Versailles (lr); inscribed Oeil de Boeuf on a Carnegie Institution exhibition label on the frame and inscribed Interior Versailles on another old label on the reverse Oil on canvas 32 x 25 1/2 inches Provenance: The artist Mrs. Craigmiles (?) Literature: Floyd W. Triggs, "Charles F. Bittinger - Versailles Interiors," International Studio, vol. 59, no. 235, Sep. 1910, pp. xli-xliv, illus. p. xlii Exhibited: Pittsburgh, PA, Carnegie Institute, The Carnegie International, 1908, no. 338 (as L'Oeil de Boeuf - Versailles) Washington, DC, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Second Exhibition of Contemporary American Paintings, 1908 A letter from the artist to the purchaser of the present work is affixed to its frame. It reads, "Dear Mrs. Craigmiles: It was with much pleasure I learned the other day from Miss Schirmer that you had bought the Oeil du Boeuf [sic]. During the two years that I worked at Versailles I painted four interiors -- and although it is very difficult to decide such matters -- I think that you have selected the best one -- I know it is Mrs. Massin's and Mrs. Bittinger's favorite. Mrs. Bittinger joins me in kindest regards. Very truly yours, Charles Bittinger March 30." Of the four paintings depicting Versailles, two were later shown in 1908 at the Carnegie Institute annual exhibition. The second of the two works, The Library of the Dauphin (Bibliotheque du Dauphin, Versailles), was acquired by the St. Louis Art Museum in 1923. The Chamber of L'Oeil de Bouef (or the Bull's Eye Salon) at the Palace at Versailles was initially part of the queen's quarters, but Louis XIV converted it to part of the King's apartments in 1701. Courtiers would wait in this space prior to being shown into the bedchamber of the King. The room is named for its famed oval window, but it is also notable for its paintings by Jacopo Bassano. In an article on Bittinger in International Studio, Floyd W. Triggs wrote, "To Versailles then, came Charles F. Bittinger,...[who] is by nature extraordinarily sensitive to beauty.... The beauty of the Palace of Versailles, gorgeous, yet in its untenanted condition sombre, at first overwhelmed then filled him with a steady enthusiasm. For two years Bittinger, with undiminished joyfulness and painstaking patience lived and painted among the glories of Versailles.... In painting the interiors of Versailles, he was moved by no interest in history nor historic ornament. He simply painted the things he saw for the beauty which lay in them. The veined marble of a mantelpiece, the iridescent shimmer of a crystal chandelier, the exquisite chiseling on a metal mount, the tints of a piece of tapestry in a chairback, each beauty is after its own kind, subordinate to the beauty of the whole. All this beauty of form, color and texture, Bittinger has felt and faithfully, even lovingly, presented." [Floyd W. Triggs, "Charles F. Bittinger - Versailles Interiors," International Studio, vol. 59, no. 235, Sep. 1910, p. xli, xliv] C 

      Doyle New York
    • Charles Bittinger, 2 Ocean scenes. c.20th century.
      Sep. 12, 2015

      Charles Bittinger, 2 Ocean scenes. c.20th century.

      Est: $500 - $700

      Bittinger, Charles (Washington D.C., 1879-1970). Blue Seascape with clouds. oil on board. unsigned. 8 1/4" x 9 7/8". Frame 11 7/8" x 13 3/4"++ Seascape with Island on front (double painting). unsigned. On back, Seascape during sunset with no clouds. oil on board. Signed l.r. Charles Bittinger. 7 3/8" x 9 1/8". Frame: 12 1/4" x 14".

      Quinn's Auction Galleries
    • Charles Bittinger (1879-1970)
      Dec. 06, 2012

      Charles Bittinger (1879-1970)

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      Charles Bittinger (1879-1970) A Comet with a Tail signed with the artist's initials (lower right) oil on board 30 x 21¾ in. (76.2 x 55.2 cm.) Painted in 1937.

      Christie's
    • Charles Bittinger (1879-1970)
      Dec. 06, 2012

      Charles Bittinger (1879-1970)

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      Charles Bittinger (1879-1970) Earth as Seen from the Moon signed with artist's initials 'CB' (lower right) gouache on paper laid down on board 23¾ x 19¼ in. (60.3 x 48.9 cm.)

      Christie's
    • Charles Bittinger (American, 1879-1970) Afternoon Tea Signed and dated "C. Bittinger/1912" l.l. Oil on canvas, 32 x 25 3/4 in. (81.3...
      Feb. 03, 2012

      Charles Bittinger (American, 1879-1970) Afternoon Tea Signed and dated "C. Bittinger/1912" l.l. Oil on canvas, 32 x 25 3/4 in. (81.3...

      Est: $3,500 - $5,500

      Charles Bittinger (American, 1879-1970) Afternoon Tea Signed and dated "C. Bittinger/1912" l.l. Oil on canvas, 32 x 25 3/4 in. (81.3 x 65.5 cm) framed. Condition: Lined, retouch, craquelure.

      Skinner
    • Charles Bittinger
      Sep. 24, 2011

      Charles Bittinger

      Est: $1,500 - $3,000

      (District of Columbia/Massachusetts, 1879-1970), A Beauty Reflecting in the Mirror, signed lower right "Charles Bittinger, Paris 1904", oil on canvas, 32-1/4 x 25-3/4 in.; modern gilt wood and composition cove-molding frame, restretched, lined with wax and linen, retouch possible in small areas under uneven varnish, light abrasions, craquelure; frame with abrasions Provenance: Collection of Phyllis George This painting was a gift from the governor to Ms. George on their third anniversary--reminiscent of Mrs. Brown on her wedding day.

      Brunk Auctions
    • CHARLES BITTINGER (American, 1879-1970) TEA TIME.
      Aug. 25, 2010

      CHARLES BITTINGER (American, 1879-1970) TEA TIME.

      Est: $5,000 - $8,000

      Outstanding oil on canvas interior scene shows an elegant young woman seated in a tall, French armchair wearing an elegant, satin white gown with magenta shawl. She looks toward the viewer and holds a small teacup. On the mahogany Hepplewhite inlaid card table rests a lacquered tray with a oriental export pink decorated teapot, creamer and cup and saucer. Also on the table is a large Canton bowl filled with blue and yellow pansies. The backdrop is a curtained wall in blue with the edge of a framed painting and grandfather clock. Light shines from above, lighting up her and the teapot. Signed lower left and dated "1918". Housed in a fine gesso-decorated gilt replacement frame. SIZE: 32" x 26". CONDITION: Relined. Some in painting, otherwise very good. 9-99820

      James D. Julia
    • Bittinger, Charles (Am.1879-1970). Portrait of a woman. c.1929. Oil on canvas. Unframed. Stamped on reverse, ''C. Bittenger''. 32'
      Jun. 13, 2009

      Bittinger, Charles (Am.1879-1970). Portrait of a woman. c.1929. Oil on canvas. Unframed. Stamped on reverse, ''C. Bittenger''. 32'

      Est: $200 - $400

      Bittinger, Charles (Am.1879-1970). Portrait of a woman. c.1929. Oil on canvas. Unframed. Stamped on reverse, ''C. Bittenger''. 32'' x 26''.

      Quinn's Auction Galleries
    • CHARLES BITTINGER American (1879-1970) Afternoon Tea oil on canvas, signed lower right and dated 1912.
      Apr. 30, 2009

      CHARLES BITTINGER American (1879-1970) Afternoon Tea oil on canvas, signed lower right and dated 1912.

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      CHARLES BITTINGER American (1879-1970) Afternoon Tea oil on canvas, signed lower right and dated 1912. 32 x 25 3/4 Provenance: Private collection, New York.

      Shannon's
    • Charles Bittinger (American, 1879-1970)
      May. 20, 2005

      Charles Bittinger (American, 1879-1970)

      Est: $400 - $600

      Willy Wilson Titled, signed and dated "...Charles Bittinger in 1903" on the reverse. Oil on canvas, 32 1/4 x 18 in. (81.8 x 45.7 cm), framed. Condition: Retouch.

      Skinner
    • Charles Bittinger 1879 - 1970 PARIS, 1902 Signed C. Bittinger, inscribed Paris and dated 1902 (ll)
      May. 26, 1999

      Charles Bittinger 1879 - 1970 PARIS, 1902 Signed C. Bittinger, inscribed Paris and dated 1902 (ll)

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      Oil on canvas 18 x 16 inches Provenance: Estate of the artist.

      Sotheby's
    • CHARLES BITTINGER (AMERICAN, 1879-1970)
      Sep. 09, 1994

      CHARLES BITTINGER (AMERICAN, 1879-1970)

      Est: $1,500 - $2,500

      "NIGHT AT CADIZ" Signed "C. Bittinger" l.r., titled on artist's calling card affixed to the reverse. Oil on canvasboard, 12 x 16 in. (30.4 x 40.6 cm.), framed. CONDITION Good, craquelure.

      Skinner
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