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Landscape painter, b. 1879 - d. 1953

Pennsylvanian Impressionist artist George William Sotter was born in Pittsburgh in 1879 and studied there under mentor Henry Keller. The subjects of George William Sotter's early paintings were factory workers and mills. He was also a talented stained glass artist, creating windows for churches and monasteries across the nation and eventually opening his own stained glass studio in Maine.

Artist George William Sotter began teaching design and painting at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1910. He continued to paint during this time, and in 1915, he won the silver medal at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Nighttime landscape prints of quaint American dreamlike scenes, such as sleepy towns and peaceful country homes, are among George William Sotter's artwork for sale. Browse oil paintings for sale online at Invaluable to add to your personal gallery.

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      • George William Sotter (1879-1953) Landscape Oil On Board
        Apr. 07, 2024

        George William Sotter (1879-1953) Landscape Oil On Board

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        Medium: Oil On Board Painting Size: 17.5 x 23.5 inches Frame Size: 26.75 x 32.25 inches Condition: This artwork is in good overall condition for its age. Signature: Signed Artist: George William Sotter ( 1879-1953)

        Topwells
      • George William Sotter (American, 1879-1953) - Bowman's Hill
        Dec. 03, 2023

        George William Sotter (American, 1879-1953) - Bowman's Hill

        Est: $10,000 - $15,000

        George William Sotter (American, 1879-1953) - Bowman's Hill Signed ‘G.W. Sotter’ bottom right, oil on canvas 26 x 32 in. (66 x 81.3cm) Provenance Private Estate, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Acquired directly from the above. Private Collection, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Acquired directly from the above. Private Collection, Pennsylvania. Lot Essay See Alderfer's sale of March 3, 2004, lot 426 for a comparable, albeit smaller, version of the present work.

        Freeman's
      • George Sotter, Moonrise at Sunset, Gloucester, Mass.
        Nov. 10, 2023

        George Sotter, Moonrise at Sunset, Gloucester, Mass.

        Est: $20,000 - $30,000

        George Sotter Moonrise at Sunset, Gloucester, Mass. oil on Masonite 22 h x 26 w in (56 x 66 cm) Signed to lower right 'GW Sotter'. Provenance: Private Pennsylvania Collection This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

        Rago Arts and Auction Center
      • George W. Sotter (American, 1879 - 1953), Seascape
        Sep. 29, 2023

        George W. Sotter (American, 1879 - 1953), Seascape

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        Oil on artist board. Signed G.W. Sotter (lower right). George W. Sotter (American, 1879-1953) George W. Sotter was an American painter best known for Impressionist-style works. He was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but eventually made his name in Philadelphia. During his early years, Sotter painted the rivers and mills of his hometown, but as an adult, he was actually a stained glass artist with work that grew in importance during his life in Bucks County area which he’d discovered around 1902. Sotter later enrolled at the Pennsylvania Academy and befriended artist Edward Redfield. Around 1919, he converted a 19th century stone barn into a studio and painted his landscape scenes of Bucks County. Sotter is well remembered for his paintings of the scenic towns, farms, mills, and valleys that make Bucks County such a welcoming destination.

        Cottone Auctions
      • George W Sotter (American, 1879-1953), "Harbor Scene"
        Sep. 29, 2023

        George W Sotter (American, 1879-1953), "Harbor Scene"

        Est: $2,000 - $4,000

        Oil on artist board. Signed Sotter (lower right). George W. Sotter (American, 1879-1953) George W. Sotter was an American painter best known for Impressionist-style works. He was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but eventually made his name in Philadelphia. During his early years, Sotter painted the rivers and mills of his hometown, but as an adult, he was actually a stained glass artist with work that grew in importance during his life in Bucks County area which he’d discovered around 1902. Sotter later enrolled at the Pennsylvania Academy and befriended artist Edward Redfield. Around 1919, he converted a 19th century stone barn into a studio and painted his landscape scenes of Bucks County. Sotter is well remembered for his paintings of the scenic towns, farms, mills, and valleys that make Bucks County such a welcoming destination.

        Cottone Auctions
      • George William Sotter. "Breaking Waves," oil
        Jun. 10, 2023

        George William Sotter. "Breaking Waves," oil

        Est: $800 - $1,000

        (American,1879-1953). Oil on board, signed and inscribed on verso, 6 x 8 in., framed.

        Alex Cooper
      • George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953) Agnus Dei
        Jun. 06, 2023

        George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953) Agnus Dei

        Est: $600 - $1,000

        Initialed 'GS' lower right, stained glass Diameter: 11 ⅜ in. (28.9cm) Provenace Estate of Sydney F. Martin, Doylestown, Pennsylvania and Amelia Island, Florida.

        Freeman's
      • George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953) Miner Hillard Milling Company, Miners Mills, PA
        Jun. 04, 2023

        George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953) Miner Hillard Milling Company, Miners Mills, PA

        Est: $30,000 - $50,000

        George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953) Miner Hillard Milling Company, Miners Mills, PA Signed 'G.W. Sotter' bottom right; also titled verso, oil on Masonite 22 7/8 x 31 7/8 in. (58.1 x 81cm) Provenance Private Collection, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Note Already an established designer of stained glass, Sotter settled in Bucks County in 1919 where, for the remainder of his career, he documented the region’s picturesque landscape and the buildings that graced it. The present painting depicts the Miner Hillard Milling Company plant, historic landmark of the Miners Mills section of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Sotter’s familiarity with—and ostensible affection for—industrial architecture is on full display in the nearly 23 x 32-inch canvas. The stately, four-story flour mill is silhouetted by a star-spangled night sky and the timbered foothills of the Pocono Mountains. The buildings, with rhythmic, fenestrated façades, occupy the middleground of the composition; railroad tracks striate a blanket of downy snow, at once converging at and directing viewers' gaze toward the plant. A series of lamplights emit a golden glow and offer relief from the chill of a winter's eve. Sotter's mills, whether in Bucks County or farther afield, are cathedrals of industry–and the thread that links his early and mature career. He accords the structures a quiet grandeur, enhanced here by a generous commingling of light and color, shadow and atmosphere. Best known for his nocturnes–many of which were painted on site, en plein air–Sotter, in Miner Hillard Milling Company, treats viewers to a poetic winter idyll, while monumentalizing a modest flour mill.

        Freeman's
      • George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953) The Artist's House (also known as Edward Redfield’s House)
        Jun. 04, 2023

        George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953) The Artist's House (also known as Edward Redfield’s House)

        Est: $70,000 - $100,000

        George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953) The Artist's House (also known as Edward Redfield’s House) Signed ‘Sotter’ bottom right, oil on canvas 32 x 36 in. (81.3 x 91.4cm) Executed circa 1915. Provenance Richard Stuart Gallery, Pipersville, Pennsylvania (sold as Sotter's House). Private Collection. McClees Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Acquired directly from the above. Private Collection, Pennsylvania. Exhibited "George Sotter: Light and Shadow," James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, July 29-December 31, 2017 (exhibited as Redfield's House). Literature Valerie Ann Leeds, George Sotter: Light and Shadow, James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, 2017, plate 16, p. 30 (illustrated as Redfield's House). Note After a short trip to California in 1916 which, for a little while, inspired him to relocate out West, George Sotter eventually settled in Bucks County, lured by “the tranquil tenor, beautiful stone houses, and rolling hills” of the lush region as Valerie Leeds puts it. The fact that his friend and earlier “chaperon”, Edward Redfield, lived nearby also favored this relocation and ultimately marked a new chapter in his oeuvre. The present work, a bird-eye’s view of a humble two-part cottage nestled in the valley in winter, was historically understood as either a rendition of the artist's home, a Quaker farmstead known as Walnut Grove Farm, located on Ash Mill Road in Holicong, or that of Edward Redfield's - a 127 acre strip of land in Centre Bridge, just five miles north of New Hope. No matter the subject (in each case the artist's home would be on the right while their studio would be on the left), the painting clearly pays homage to Redfield by channeling several hallmarks of his celebrated style, namely the muted, almost totalistic use of light blues and purples (all beautifully contrasted by the omnipresent stark white powdered snow) but also the general composition itself. Here, the viewer is directly invited in the picture plane by way of the foreground, which acts as a stage, from which the view offers itself. The bare tangling trees, as well as the color gradations on top of the faraway hill and in the sky are also reminiscent of Redfield’s works from the same time-period.

        Freeman's
      • George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953) Gloucester Harbor
        Jun. 04, 2023

        George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953) Gloucester Harbor

        Est: $25,000 - $40,000

        George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953) Gloucester Harbor Signed and dated 'George Sotter/1911' bottom right, oil on canvas 26 x 32 1/4 in. (66 x 82cm) Provenance J.J. Gillespie, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Private Collection, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Literature Valerie Ann Leeds, George Sotter: Light and Shadow, James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, 2017, fig. 2, p. 22 (illustrated in black and white). Note Like many artists of his generation, George Sotter travelled to New England, notably Gloucester, to capture the picturesque environs and partake in the multiple art colonies established near the harbor. Although little is known of Sotter’s travels there, it is likely the destination was suggested by his friend Edward Redfield, who often stopped in the town on his way further up north to Maine. The artist's first Gloucester landscapes date from 1911, and while they depart radically from his earlier Pittsburgh scenes through the emergence of a bright, dazzling palette, they share the same vigor, solidity of form, and assured brushwork. The present work belongs to the earliest marine scenes Sotter ever depicted. It offers a very modern glimpse of Gloucester’s marina, and instead of driving his attention to the shimmering water and clear sky–as every artist would be expected to do–Sotter instead focuses on the wooden pier, which occupies most of the composition, where the viewer can spot several workers and fishing gear. The view of the harbor itself is obstructed by the boats’ masts and nets, while the sky is completely truncated. Rather than a pure exercise of light and color, the work references the local, bustling fishing economy and hereby reveals the inherent beauty of the mundane everyday life in Gloucester. Sotter accentuates this cheerful feeling via large swaths of paint, and by using a wide selection of buoyant, saturated colors, ranging from vivid yellows, blues, and reds which all harmoniously contrast with the surrounding pearlescent water, and the earth-toned dock. The result is a sun-filled, uplifting mosaic of shimmering colors that marks a new era in Sotter’s career which will soon lead to the romantic nocturnes he is best known for today.

        Freeman's
      • George W. Sotter (American, 1879-1953) Noon Hour (Summer)
        Jun. 04, 2023

        George W. Sotter (American, 1879-1953) Noon Hour (Summer)

        Est: $30,000 - $50,000

        George W. Sotter (American, 1879-1953) Noon Hour (Summer) Signed 'G. W. Sotter' bottom right; also titled and signed on a label verso, oil on Masonite 22 1/8 x 26 1/8 in. (56.2 x 66.4cm) Provenance Alderfer Auction, Hatfield, Pennsylvania, sale of March 8, 2006, lot 321. Acquired directly from the above sale. Collection of Sydney F. and Sharon Martin, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. The Estate of Sydney F. Martin.

        Freeman's
      • George William Sotter (1879 - 1953) American
        May. 25, 2023

        George William Sotter (1879 - 1953) American

        Est: $2,500 - $3,000

        George William Sotter (1879 - 1953) " Pigeon , Massachusetts", Oil on board , Signed , measures 12" x 16" w/frame 18.5" x 22" , (Provenance :Private Collection, Pennsylvania ) George Sotter, though relatively unknown, has recently been called "one of the most locally popular of the Pennsylvania Impressionists." (An American Tradition, 1995-96, p. 29). Born in Pittsburgh on September 25, 1879, Sotter began his art education with local teachers and with Henry G. Keller, who had studied in various German academies. Keller, known for his superb, atmospheric watercolors, taught at the Cleveland School of Art but Sotter studied with him in Pittsburgh. Later Sotter would exhibit between 1903 and 1937 at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. His works were also shown at the Corcoran Gallery (1912-23), the Carnegie International (1901-26), the National Academy of Design (1913 and 1921), and at the Art Institute of Chicago (1911-27). In 1915, Sotter exhibited four works at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, where he won a silver medal.

        Cutler Bay Auctions
      • George Sotter, Untitled (Rocky Coast)
        May. 18, 2023

        George Sotter, Untitled (Rocky Coast)

        Est: $6,000 - $8,000

        George Sotter Untitled (Rocky Coast) oil on Masonite sight: 9.625 h x 11.625 w in (24 x 30 cm) Signed to lower left 'GW Sotter'. Provenance: Private Collection, New York This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

        Rago Arts and Auction Center
      • George William Sotter. "Breaking Waves," oil
        May. 06, 2023

        George William Sotter. "Breaking Waves," oil

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        (American,1879-1953). Oil on board, signed and inscribed on verso, 6 x 8 in., framed.

        Alex Cooper
      • George Sotter Oil On Board Triptych Of Haystacks
        Apr. 06, 2023

        George Sotter Oil On Board Triptych Of Haystacks

        Est: $600 - $800

        George William Sotter (Pennsylvania, 1879-1953) Oil on board of haystacks during different times of the day. Signed lower left "G.W. Sotter." On verso "'Sunrise, Evening, Sunset' by George W Sotter. Previous owner F.R. J.A. Delaney, pupil". Sight size 4 1/2" x 11 3/4". Overall size 6 3/4" x 14".

        Willow Auction House
      • GEORGE W. SOTTER, Olio su tela
        Dec. 17, 2022

        GEORGE W. SOTTER, Olio su tela

        Est: €4,000 - €6,000

        GEORGE WILLIAM SOTTER (Pittsburgh 1879 - Holicong 1953) Still life with fruit and flowers Olio su tela Firmato in basso a sinistra della composizione centrale Provenienza: Collezione privata Roma. cm 40,5 x 35,5.

        Benedetto Trionfante Casa d’Aste
      • George William Sotter (1879 - 1953) American
        Dec. 14, 2022

        George William Sotter (1879 - 1953) American

        Est: $4,500 - $6,500

        George William Sotter (1879 - 1953) " Pigeon , Massachusetts", Oil on board , Signed , measures 12" x 16" w/frame 18.5" x 22" , (Provenance :Private Collection, Pennsylvania )

        Cutler Bay Auctions
      • George William Sotter (American, 1879-1953) House at Night
        Dec. 06, 2022

        George William Sotter (American, 1879-1953) House at Night

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        George William Sotter (American, 1879-1953) House at Night Signed 'G.W. Sotter' bottom left center, graphite on paper Image size: 7 x 8 in. (17.8 x 20.3cm) Provenance Private Collection, Pennsylvania. Frame: 18 x 19 1/2 in.

        Freeman's
      • George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953) The Neighbor's House
        Dec. 04, 2022

        George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953) The Neighbor's House

        Est: $60,000 - $100,000

        George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953) The Neighbor's House Signed 'G.W. Sotter' bottom right, oil on Masonite 12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.6cm) Provenance Christie's, New York, sale of November 29, 2007, lot 222. Acquired directly from the above sale. Private Collection, Colorado. In excellent original condition. A small scuff in the board at upper right corner. Examination under UV light does not reveal any sign of inpainting. We do notice remnants of old greenish varnish, mostly located in the upper tier of the canvas. Framed: 16 3/4 x 21 x 1 1/2 in. To request additional information, please email Raphaël Chatroux at [email protected]

        Freeman's
      • George Sotter Pittsburgh River and Mill 1907 Oil on Canvas
        Dec. 03, 2022

        George Sotter Pittsburgh River and Mill 1907 Oil on Canvas

        Est: $8,000 - $12,000

        Sotter, George (American/Pennsylvania, 1879-1953), Pittsburgh - River and Mill Scene, 1907, oil on canvas, relined, signed and dated lower right, 18 x 16 inches, in a period hand carved gilt wood frame 23 x 21 inches. Provenance: J. J. Gillespie Gallery, Pittsburgh, with label remnants present; private ownership; Gratz Gallery, Bucks County, PA; private collection, Western PA. One of the earliest Sotter paintings to come up to auction.

        Concept Art Gallery
      • GEORGE WILLIAM SOTTER (AMERICAN, 1879–1953) THE ARTIST'S STUDIO
        Jun. 06, 2022

        GEORGE WILLIAM SOTTER (AMERICAN, 1879–1953) THE ARTIST'S STUDIO

        Est: $100,000 - $150,000

        George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953) The Artist's Studio Signed and dated 'G.W. Sotter -46' bottom right, oil on Masonite 22 x 26 in. (55.9 x 66cm) Provenance Private Collection, Pennsylvania. Rago Auctions, Lambertville, sale of September 13, 2008, lot 120. Acquired directly from the above sale. Private Collection, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Frame: 26 3/4 x 30 3/4 x 2 in. In very good, close to excellent original condition. Examination under UV light reveals very localized inpainting in some of the outer edges of the board, most likely due to old frame rubbing (see upper left corner, upper center, center right).

        Freeman's
      • GEORGE WILLIAM SOTTER (AMERICAN, 1879–1953) FISHING VILLAGE AT MOONLIGHT
        Jun. 06, 2022

        GEORGE WILLIAM SOTTER (AMERICAN, 1879–1953) FISHING VILLAGE AT MOONLIGHT

        Est: $25,000 - $40,000

        George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953) Fishing Village at Moonlight Signed 'G.W. Sotter' bottom right, oil on canvas 22 x 26 in. (55.9 x 66cm) Provenance Alderfer Auction Company, Hatfield, sale of August 13, 2020, lot 4207. Acquired directly from the above sale. Private Collection, Pennsylvania. Frame: 29 x 33 x 1 in. In very good condition, with no sign of inpainting as seen under UV light. With small, minor abrasions along the top outer edge of the work (mostly located at upper center, and upper right corner), all non-obtrusive. With a minor colored stain at upper left in the sky.

        Freeman's
      • GEORGE WILLIAM SOTTER (AMERICAN, 1879–1953) ROCKY COAST
        Jun. 06, 2022

        GEORGE WILLIAM SOTTER (AMERICAN, 1879–1953) ROCKY COAST

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953) Rocky Coast Signed 'Geo W. Sotter' bottom left, oil on board 10 1/4 x 11 7/8 in. (26 x 30.2cm) Provenance Private collection, Oklahoma. Heritage Auctions, Dallas, sale of May 8, 2008, lot 33183. Acquired directly from the above sale. Private Collection. Heritage Auctions, Dallas, sale of May 7, 2016, lot 68096. Acquired directly from the above sale. Private Collection, Virginia. Frame: 16 1/4 x 18 x 1 3/4 in. In overall very good, close to excellent, condition save for minor pinpoints of inpainting at center right in the foam, as revealed under UV light. See specialist's pictures for more details.

        Freeman's
      • George Sotter, Untitled
        Dec. 08, 2021

        George Sotter, Untitled

        Est: $7,000 - $9,000

        George Sotter Untitled oil on Masonite 10 h × 12.125 w in (25 × 31 cm) Signed to lower right 'G.W. Sotter'. Exhibited: George W. Sotter, 16 - 29 April 1993, Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce, Buckingham, PA condition: Work is in very good overall condition. A few pinpoints of brown accretion throughout sky. Work presents well. Framed without glazing measuring 14 x 16 inches.

        Rago Arts and Auction Center
      • GEORGE WILLIAM SOTTER (AMERICAN, 1879–1953) BUCKS COUNTY NOCTURNE
        Dec. 05, 2021

        GEORGE WILLIAM SOTTER (AMERICAN, 1879–1953) BUCKS COUNTY NOCTURNE

        Est: $50,000 - $80,000

        George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953) Bucks County Nocturne Signed 'G.W. Sotter' bottom right, oil on Masonite 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8cm) Provenance Alderfer Auction Company, Hatfield, sale of December 10, 2010, lot 3223. Acquired directly from the above sale. Private Collection. Bonhams, New York, sale of November 28, 2012, lot 21. Acquired directly from the above sale (after the sale). Private Collection, New York, New York; and Florida. Condition report: Frame: 19 x 23 x 1 1/2 in. In overall good condition. The painting appears a bit dusty and would likely benefit from a light cleaning (see yellowed varnish at bottom left). Examination under UV light reveals two mains areas of restoration (relatively minor): at bottom left corner and upper left, along the top outer edge of the painting. We also notice pinpoint, minuscule dots of retouching throughout: center left (shed's facade and roof as well as on some of the branches to the left), bottom right (in the snow) as well as at center (main building's roof) and upper center and upper center right (in the sky). See specialist's pictures for more details.

        Freeman's
      • GEORGE WILLIAM SOTTER (AMERICAN, 1879–1953) CLOUDS BILLOWING OVER A CHURCH
        Dec. 05, 2021

        GEORGE WILLIAM SOTTER (AMERICAN, 1879–1953) CLOUDS BILLOWING OVER A CHURCH

        Est: $15,000 - $25,000

        George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953) Clouds Billowing Over a Church Signed 'G. Sotter' bottom right, oil on canvas 36 x 40 in. (91.4 x 101.6cm) Provenance Private Collection, Maine. Freeman's, Philadelphia, sale of December 8, 2013, lot 174. Acquired directly from the above sale. Private Collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Condition report: Frame: 43 1/4 x 47 x 1 1/2 in. The relined canvas in overall good condition, with craquelure running diagonally across the canvas, with slight abrasions along the top outer edge of the canvas (we see the canvas' edge). Examination under UV light reveals sporadic restoration: in upper left and right corners as well as along the top outer edge (most likely covering frame abrasions), at center, center left an right (clouds and sky). With minor dots of inpainting at bottom left and throughout the bottom of the work (very minor). We also notice long streaks running down the right part of the canvas (from the top to the center, across the sky). Given their look and texture, we believe these correspond to old varnish drips. See specialist's pictures for more details.

        Freeman's
      • GEORGE WILLIAM SOTTER (AMERICAN, 1879–1953) UNTITLED (SUMMER FARMLAND)
        Dec. 05, 2021

        GEORGE WILLIAM SOTTER (AMERICAN, 1879–1953) UNTITLED (SUMMER FARMLAND)

        Est: $40,000 - $60,000

        George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953) Untitled (Summer Farmland) Signed 'GEORGE [underlined]/SOTTER' bottom right, oil on canvas 25 x 30 in. (63.5 x 76.2m) Executed circa 1915. In a Bernard Badura frame. Provenance Rago Auctions, Lambertville, sale of September 15, 2007, lot 1 (as The Artist's Studio). Acquired directly from the above sale. Private Collection, New Hope, Pennsylvania. Footnote: Exhibited "The Painterly Voice: Bucks Couny's Fertile Ground," James A. Michener Art Musem, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, October 22, 2011-April 1, 2012. "George Sotter: Light and Shadow," James A. Michener Art Musem, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, July 29-December 31, 2017 (as Untitled). Note The present work was executed shortly after George Sotter's return from California, and definite departure from Pittsburgh. The artist's move to the countryside marks a new interest in pastoral scenes, and a clearer, brighter palette not dissimilar to Redfield's - Sotter's former instructor. The spirit of the Father of Pennsylvania Impressionism can be see here in the acidic greens, yellows and the energic brushwork which capture the untamed, lush landscape of Bucks County. The painting here seems to depict the artist's studio, a Quaker farmstead known as Walnut Grove Farm, located on Ash Mill Road in Holicong, Pennsylvania. Condition report: Frame: 30 1/2 x 35 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. The unlined canvas in excellent original condition. Examination under UV light does not reveal any sign of inpainting. We notice the paint has been applied very thinly in the upper section of the canvas (see top of the trees), which leaves some parts of the canvas bare (part of the artist's working method, not abrasions).

        Freeman's
      • GEORGE WILLIAM SOTTER (AMERICAN, 1879-1953) MELTING SNOW (BUCKS COUNTY LANDSCAPE)
        Dec. 05, 2021

        GEORGE WILLIAM SOTTER (AMERICAN, 1879-1953) MELTING SNOW (BUCKS COUNTY LANDSCAPE)

        Est: $5,000 - $8,000

        George William Sotter (American, 1879-1953) Melting Snow (Bucks County Landscape) Signed and illegibly dated 'G.W. Sotter/0*' bottom right, o il on canvas 17 5/8 x 22 1/2 in. (44.8 x 57.2cm) Provenance Richard Stuart Gallery, Pipersville, Pennsylvania (per partially-torn label verso). Gratz Gallery, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Private Collection, Pennsylvania. Condition report: Frame: 24 1/2 x 29 1/2 x 2 in. The relined canvas in overall good condition, with light craquelure throughout the work. Examination under UV light reveals scattered restoration throughout: upper left corner, at center left (along the left outer edge of the canvas) , center right (in the sky) as well as at center right (along the outer right edge of the canvas). With some varnish at upper center along the left outer edge, as well as remnants in the bottom part of the composition, along the bottom edge and to the right.

        Freeman's
      • GEORGE WILLIAM SOTTER (AMERICAN, 1879–1953) BUCKS COUNTY MOONLIGHT
        Dec. 05, 2021

        GEORGE WILLIAM SOTTER (AMERICAN, 1879–1953) BUCKS COUNTY MOONLIGHT

        Est: $30,000 - $50,000

        George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953) Bucks County Moonlight Signed 'GW Sotter' bottom right, oil on Masonite 13 3/4 x 16 1/4 in. (34.9 x 41.3cm) Provenance Brown Brothers, Buckingham, sale of October 16, 1985, lot 279. Acquired directly from the above sale. Collection of Virginia and Stuart Peltz, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Footnote: Literature Brian H. Peterson, Pennsylvania Impressionism, James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown and University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 2002, p. 252, no. 169 (illustrated as Untitled). Condition report: Frame: 17 x 19 1/2 x 2 in. In excellent original condition with no sign of inpainting as seen under UV light.

        Freeman's
      • George Sotter (American, 1879-1953)
        Jun. 27, 2021

        George Sotter (American, 1879-1953)

        Est: $2,000 - $4,000

        George Sotter (American, 1879-1953) "Breaking Waves," oil on board, signed, inscribed verso. Framed. Size: 6'' x 8'', 15 x 20 cm (board); 10.75'' x 12.75'', 27 x 32 cm (frame).

        Material Culture
      • George Sotter, (American, 1879-1953), First Snow, oil on canvas, 20 1/8" x 24"
        Jun. 09, 2021

        George Sotter, (American, 1879-1953), First Snow, oil on canvas, 20 1/8" x 24"

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        George Sotter (American, 1879-1953) First Snow oil on canvas signed lower right 20 1/8" x 24"

        Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
      • George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953) A Bucks County Landmark
        Jun. 06, 2021

        George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953) A Bucks County Landmark

        Est: $100,000 - $150,000

        George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953) A Bucks County Landmark Signed and dated 'G.W./Sotter/45' bottom right, oil on Masonite 22 x 26 in. (55.9 x 66cm) Provenance The Artist. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson. Acquired directly from the above. Private Collection, North Carolina. Footnote: Note The present painting depicts the famous Old Grist Mill, one of the oldest historic sites in Warrington Township, erected in 1756 and located on Valley Road. It will be accompanied by a hand-written note by the artist to the first owner of the painting, which goes: "The beautiful stone building, which was the inspiration for the painting stood between Carversville and Lumberville and served both man and beast for well over a century as the chief grist mill of the community. The beauty of the building's proportions, plus the lovely native stone made it one of the gems of our county. These qualities inspired this; one of my best paintings. May the pleasure of its creation pass to you its possesser, is the wish and hope of, Sincerely, George W. Sotter." Condition report: Frame: 27 x 31 x 2 in. Frame 2: 17 x 13 3/8 in.

        Freeman's
      • George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953) Cape Ann Coast
        Jun. 06, 2021

        George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953) Cape Ann Coast

        Est: $10,000 - $15,000

        George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953) Cape Ann Coast Signed 'G.W. Sotter' bottom right, oil on canvasboard 15 3/4 x 19 3/4 in. (40 x 24.8cm) Provenance The Estate of Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. and Mary Elizabeth Meredith III, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Condition report: In excellent original condition with no sign of inpainting as seen under UV light. With a splash of varnish in the sky at upper center. Frame: 19 5/8 x 23 1/2 x 2 in.

        Freeman's
      • George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953) Grassy Rock
        Jun. 06, 2021

        George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953) Grassy Rock

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953) Grassy Rock Signed and dated 'GEORGE/SOTTER/1911' bottom right, oil on board 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6cm) Provenance Private Collection, New Jersey. Condition report: In apparently excellent original condition. Examination under UV light reveals several purplish areas in the sky, atop the rock and at base (bottom left corner and bottom right) - instead of restoration, we believe it is consistent with the pigments used by the artist. See Specialist's pictures for more details. We do believe the several white patches at upper right on the rock are inpainted. Frame: 15 1/4 x 18 1/4 x 1 in.

        Freeman's
      • George William Sotter (American, 1879-1953) Winter Night, 1945
        May. 03, 2021

        George William Sotter (American, 1879-1953) Winter Night, 1945

        Est: $50,000 - $70,000

        George William Sotter (American, 1879-1953) Winter Night, 1945 oil on canvas signed G.W. Sotter and dated (lower right) 32 x 36 inches. Property from the Collection of a Lady, Massillon, Ohio

        Hindman
      • George William Sotter (American, 1879-1953), Cedars Morning, oil on masonite, 10 x 11in (25.5 x 28cm)
        Mar. 28, 2021

        George William Sotter (American, 1879-1953), Cedars Morning, oil on masonite, 10 x 11in (25.5 x 28cm)

        Est: $400 - $600

        George William Sotter (American 1879-1953) Cedars Morning oil on masonite signed lower right G.W. SOTTER, titled to reverse and inscribed painted by George W. Sotter numbered 21 in a circle 10 x 11in (25.5 x 28cm)

        Andrew Jones Auctions
      • George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953), , Group of Eucalyptus Trees
        Dec. 06, 2020

        George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953), , Group of Eucalyptus Trees

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953) Group of Eucalyptus Trees Signed 'GEO. W. SOTTER' bottom left; also titled verso, oil on board 7 1/2 x 9 1/4 in. (19.1 x 23.5cm) provenance: Private Collection, California.

        Freeman's
      • George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953), , Autumn Nocturne
        Dec. 06, 2020

        George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953), , Autumn Nocturne

        Est: $20,000 - $30,000

        George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953) Autumn Nocturne Signed 'Sotter' bottom right, oil on canvasboard 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3cm) In a Bernard Badura frame. provenance: Plymouth Meeting Gallery, Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. Acquired directly from the above. Private Collection, New Hope, Pennsylvania. note: For more information about this lot, please see Specialist's note for Lot 75.

        Freeman's
      • George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953), , Moonlight in Yardley
        Dec. 06, 2020

        George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953), , Moonlight in Yardley

        Est: $40,000 - $60,000

        George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953) Moonlight in Yardley Signed and dated 'G.W. Sotter/1931' bottom right, oil on canvas 22 x 26 in. (55.9 x 66cm) In a Newcomb-Macklin (Stanford White Design) frame. provenance: Jim's of Lambertville, Lambertville, New Jersey. Acquired directly from the above. Private Collection, New Jersey. note: For more information about this lot, please see Specialist's note for Lot 75.

        Freeman's
      • George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953), , The Neighbor's House
        Dec. 06, 2020

        George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953), , The Neighbor's House

        Est: $100,000 - $150,000

        George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953) The Neighbor's House Signed and dated 'G.W. Sotter/-49-' bottom right, oil on Masonite 26 x 22 in. (66 x 55.9cm) provenance: Private Collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. By descent in the family. Private Collection, New Jersey. note: Although he started his career as an active stained glass artist in Pittsburgh, George Sotter is best known for his poetic winter nocturne scenes, in which he usually featured quaint hamlets or solitary houses blanketed in the snow, nearby a river or a forest, and bathed in a soothing moonlight. Few American artists painted night subjects as regularly as Sotter, who is said to have produced hundreds of works of that type. Contrary to James Abbott McNeill Whistler's nocturnes which were fundamentally loose and obscured abstract landscapes, Sotter's "moonlight paintings" aimed at a certain clarity and showed a sense of detail. In a way, they remained attached to a certain tradition, the artist continuing to base his approach on first-hand observation and plein-air painting. Such works generated incredible interest among the artist's collectors and critics, who cherished them for their romantic touch and deeper significance. The present painting, along with the following two works were executed at the peak of Sotter's painting career, along a period of over ten years. Likely painted from nature, they are set nearby the artist's own home and studio in Holicong, Pennsylvania, amidst the "tranquil tenor, beautiful stone houses and rolling hills of Bucks County" - to which Sotter was first introduced in 1902 by fellow Pennsylvania Impressionist Edward Redfield, who took the artist under his wing and invited him to become his student at his home in Centre Bridge. Moonlight in Yardley (Lot 76) and Autumn Nocturne (Lot 77) reveal the great influence of Edward Redfield's painting on Sotter's early work. In the first canvas, Sotter focuses on the pearlescent atmospheric tones of the night scene, which becomes imbued with a sense of mystery, and even melancholia. Instead, Autumn Nocturne is characterized by a thick impasto and quick impressionistic touch, which seems to echo the balancing shadows of the composition. With The Neighbor's House (Lot 75), Sotter presents a more mature work. Executed almost a decade later, the painting gives way to a richer, darker palette that suggests a thicker, quieter night. The paint application is also more precise and polished. With its unusual vertical format, the painting stands out, and offers a dramatic bird's view of the banks of the Delaware Valley. Conceived as an idyllic representation of his beloved Bucks County, the painting is most likely a composite of several, different views Sotter witnessed while roaming the ground in search for inspiration. Without much theatrical effect, the artist successfully makes the scene even more palpable and demonstrates the romanticism and the poetic force of a simple winter night subject.

        Freeman's
      • GEORGE WILLIAM SOTTER (PENNSYLVANIA 1879-1953) SPRING VALLEY HOME
        Jul. 14, 2020

        GEORGE WILLIAM SOTTER (PENNSYLVANIA 1879-1953) SPRING VALLEY HOME

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        Graphite on paper. Dated on reverse 1934 with a personal inscription from George Sotter and his wife. George W. Sotter lived in Holicong, Pennsylvania, near New Hope. He painted landscape scenes of Bucks County and became part of the New Hope School. He also fashioned stained glass windows that remain intact in cathedrals, churches, and monasteries throughout the country. In his early youth, Sotter painted the rivers and mills of Pittsburgh, PA, where he was born in 1879. He came to Bucks County in 1902, to study under Edward W. Redfield, the premier painter of the New Hope School. That same year, he participated in the annual exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He continued his studies at the Academy under William Merritt Chase, Thomas Anshutz, and Henry G. Keller. Minor toning. Artist: George William Sotter Condition: Very good Created: 1934 Frame: Period frame Medium: Pencil on paper Signature: Signed lower left "G Sotter Title: "Spring Valley Home" Work Size: 7.5" x 5.5" Condition: Dimensions: Frame: 9 - 3/4" x 7 - 3/4".

        Morphy Auctions
      • George Sotter, Untitled (homestead at night)
        Jun. 26, 2020

        George Sotter, Untitled (homestead at night)

        Est: $25,000 - $35,000

        George Sotter Untitled (homestead at night) oil on Masonite 8 h × 10 w in (20 × 25 cm) Signed to lower right 'Sotter'. Inscribed to verso 'Given to MOD by Geo Sotter / Left to W.T. Jr. by MOD'. Provenance: The artist | Thence by descent through the Tinsman/Dolph Family, Lumberville, PA condition: Very good condition with no apparent losses or areas of cracking to painted surface. Framed without glazing measuring 12 x 14 x 2 inches.

        Rago Arts and Auction Center
      • George Sotter, Untitled (Grand Canyon)
        Jun. 26, 2020

        George Sotter, Untitled (Grand Canyon)

        Est: $30,000 - $50,000

        George Sotter Untitled (Grand Canyon) oil on canvas 32 h × 36 w in (81 × 91 cm) Signed to lower right 'George Sotter'. Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by Frederic Blair Jaekel and Edith Overhold McCain for their property, Glen Echo Farm | Thence by descent condition: Work has been professionally conserved. Stabilized hariline cracking throughout and areas of wear to extreme upper corners of canvas. Work shows small areas of inpainting, predominatley at center, with larger areas along left and upper edges. One 2 inch vertical repair with inpainting and patch to verso at left of center.

        Rago Arts and Auction Center
      • George William Sotter (American, 1879-1953), , The Farm, Ashmill Road Holicong, PA Looking Toward Lahaska
        Jun. 14, 2020

        George William Sotter (American, 1879-1953), , The Farm, Ashmill Road Holicong, PA Looking Toward Lahaska

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        George William Sotter (American, 1879-1953) The Farm, Ashmill Road Holicong, PA Looking Toward Lahaska Signed and dated 'GEO SOTTER 1948' verso; also titled verso, oil on board 7 1/2 x 9 1/4 in. (19.1 x 23.5cm) provenance: Artfull Eye, Lambertville, New Jersey. Private Collection, New Jersey. Freeman's, Philadelphia, sale of June 13, 2010, lot 150. Acquired directly from the above sale. Private Collection, Pennsylvania.

        Freeman's
      • George William Sotter (American, 1879-1953), , Buckingham Hills
        Jun. 14, 2020

        George William Sotter (American, 1879-1953), , Buckingham Hills

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        George William Sotter (American, 1879-1953) Buckingham Hills Signed 'G. Sotter' (multiple times) verso, oil on board 7 1/2 x 9 1/4 in. (19.1 x 23.5cm) provenance: David David Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Private Collection, New Jersey.

        Freeman's
      • George William Sotter (American, 1879-1953), , Carversville House
        Jun. 14, 2020

        George William Sotter (American, 1879-1953), , Carversville House

        Est: $40,000 - $60,000

        George William Sotter (American, 1879-1953) Carversville House Signed 'G.W' Sotter bottom right, oil on Masonite 10 1/8 x 12 1/8 in. (25.7 x 30.8cm) Executed in 1935. In a Bernard Badura frame. provenance: Collection of Heidi Bingham Stott, Florida.

        Freeman's
      • George William Sotter (American, 1879-1953), , Moonlit Stream, Buckingham; with a Sketch of a House verso
        Jun. 14, 2020

        George William Sotter (American, 1879-1953), , Moonlit Stream, Buckingham; with a Sketch of a House verso

        Est: $50,000 - $80,000

        George William Sotter (American, 1879-1953) Moonlit Stream, Buckingham; with a Sketch of a House verso Signed 'G.W. Sotter' bottom right, oil on canvas 22 x 26 in. (55.9 x 66cm) Executed in 1928. provenance: Private Collection, Midwest. By descent in the family. Sotheby's, New York, sale of December 2, 2010, lot 123 (as Nocturnal Winter Landscape). Acquired directly from the above sale. Jim's of Lambertville, Lambertville, New Jersey. Acquired directly from the above. Collection of Heidi Bingham Stott, Florida. NOTE: Although he started his career as an active stained glass artist in Pittsburgh, George Sotter is best known for his poetic winter nocturne scenes, in which he usually featured quaint hamlets or solitary houses blanketed in the snow, nearby a river or a forest, and bathed in a soothing moonlight. Few American artists painted night subjects as regularly as Sotter, who is said to have produced hundreds of works of that type. Contrary to James Abbott McNeill Whistler's (1834-1903) nocturnes which were fundamentally loose and obscured abstract landscapes, Sotter's "moonlight paintings" aimed at a certain clarity and showed a sense of detail. In a way, they remained attached to a certain tradition, the artist continuing to base his approach on first-hand observation and plein-air painting. Such works generated incredible interest among the artist's collectors and critics, who cherished them for their romantic touch and deeper significance. The present work, along with the following Lot, were executed at the peak of Sotter's painting career; respectively in the twenties and the thirties. Likely painted from nature, they are set nearby the artist's own home and studio in Holicong, PA, amidst the "tranquil tenor, beautiful stone houses and rolling hills of Bucks County" - to which Sotter was first introduced in 1902 by fellow Pennsylvania Impressionist Edward Redfield (1869-1965), who took the artist under his wing and invited him to become his student at his home in Centre Bridge. With its thick impasto and quick impressionistic touch, Moonlit Stream reveals the great influence of Edward Redfield's painting on Sotter's early work. Contrary to the master who always aimed at capturing the ever-changing light, Sotter here focuses on the pearlescent atmospheric tones of the night scene, which becomes imbued with a sense of stillness, and even nostalgia. With Carversville House (lot 42) however, executed a decade afterwards, Sotter gives way to a richer palette and a more polished, blended approach to paint application - using deeper blues and adding purples to evoke an even darker, quieter winter night. Through his accomplished technique and without any theatrical effects, Sotter makes the landscape palpable and demonstrates the romanticism and the poetic force of a simple winter night subject.

        Freeman's
      • George Sotter (1879 - 1953)
        Mar. 12, 2020

        George Sotter (1879 - 1953)

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        Oil on canvas, Bears the signature lower right. Sprawling landscape at dusk. 17.5"h x 27"w and 28"h x 37"w framed

        Alderfer Auction
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