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Painter, Ornamentation painter, Naval painter, b. 1828 - d. 1862

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        • Charles Wimar (1828-1862): The Abduction of Daniel Boone's Daughter
          Nov. 09, 2023

          Charles Wimar (1828-1862): The Abduction of Daniel Boone's Daughter

          Est: $60,000 - $80,000

          Oil on canvas, unsigned. 15 1/2 x 18 1/2 in., 21 x 25 in. (frame).   Note: German-born painter Charles (Karl) Ferdinand Wimar immigrated to the United States with his family at the age of fifteen, settling in St. Louis, MO which had a large German immigrant population in the mid-19th century. In 1852, Wimar moved back to Germany to study at the Dusseldorf Academy. It was during his time in Dusseldorf, c. 1853, that he painted The Abduction of Daniel Boone's Daughter by the Indians. Wimar was fascinated by the American frontier, and in particular by the conflict between Native Americans and Western settlers. The theme of captivity and abduction of white settlers by Native Americans was widely portrayed in fine art and literature at this time, helping to justify and glorify the colonization of the American West. In this composition, Wimar depicts three Native Americans abducting Jemima Boone as she picked wildflowers along the Kentucky River. Jemima is shown in the pose of a praying saint or martyr, furthering the notion that white Christians were innocent and pure, and that the Native Americans were barbarous savages.    A large version of this painting is in the collection of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Musuem at Washington University in Saint Louis, MO. Wimar painted a later small version of this subject in 1855 that shows Jemima on a raft being paddled down the river by a group of Native Americans. It is in the collection of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, TX. 

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        • Charles Wimar (1828-1862): The Captive Charger (or Indians with Horses)
          May. 18, 2023

          Charles Wimar (1828-1862): The Captive Charger (or Indians with Horses)

          Est: $80,000 - $120,000

          Charles Wimar (1828-1862): The Captive Charger (or Indians with Horses) Oil on canvas, 1851, signed 'Karl Wimer' and dated lower left. 12 1/2 x 15 1/2 in., 19 x 22 in. (frame). Note: This work was painted a year before Wimar returned to Germany to study at the Dusseldorf Academy in 1852. The subject of Native Americans in the American West is one that he focused on extensively during this period and represents the mythologizing of the westward expansion and colonization of the new territories by white settlers. Collection of Grafin Landberg, Schloss Tutzing am Starberger; sold Galerie Helbing, Munich, July 12-13, 1916, Lot 534; sold Scheublein Art & Auktionen, June 30, 2017, Lot 643.

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        • Charles Wimar (1828-1862): The Abduction of Daniel Boone's Daughter
          May. 18, 2023

          Charles Wimar (1828-1862): The Abduction of Daniel Boone's Daughter

          Est: $80,000 - $120,000

          Charles Wimar (1828-1862): The Abduction of Daniel Boone's Daughter Oil on canvas, unsigned. 15 1/2 x 18 1/2 in., 21 x 25 in. (frame). Note: German-born painter Charles (Karl) Ferdinand Wimar immigrated to the United States with his family at the age of fifteen, settling in St. Louis, MO which had a large German immigrant population in the mid-19th century. In 1852, Wimar moved back to Germany to study at the Dusseldorf Academy. It was during his time in Dusseldorf, c. 1853, that he painted The Abduction of Daniel Boone's Daughter by the Indians. Wimar was fascinated by the American frontier, and in particular by the conflict between Native Americans and Western settlers. The theme of captivity and abduction of white settlers by Native Americans was widely portrayed in fine art and literature at this time, helping to justify and glorify the colonization of the American West. In this composition, Wimar depicts three Native Americans abducting Jemima Boone as she picked wildflowers along the Kentucky River. Jemima is shown in the pose of a praying saint or martyr, furthering the notion that white Christians were innocent and pure, and that the Native Americans were barbarous savages. A large version of this painting is in the collection of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Musuem at Washington University in Saint Louis, MO. Wimar painted a later small version of this subject in 1855 that shows Jemima on a raft being paddled down the river by a group of Native Americans. It is in the collection of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, TX.

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        • Robert H. Dick, Missouri/New York/Kansas (b. 1943), "Portrait of Karl Wimar" (1828-1862), 2019, oil on canvas
          Dec. 10, 2022

          Robert H. Dick, Missouri/New York/Kansas (b. 1943), "Portrait of Karl Wimar" (1828-1862), 2019, oil on canvas

          Est: $400 - $600

          Robert H. Dick Missouri/New York/Kansas, (b. 1943) "Portrait of Karl Wimar" (1828-1862), 2019 oil on canvas in a Marcia Vargas, Taos, N.M. gold leaf frame.

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        • Charles Carl Wimar, Missouri/Germany (1828-1862), "Resting Buffalo", oil on board
          Dec. 10, 2022

          Charles Carl Wimar, Missouri/Germany (1828-1862), "Resting Buffalo", oil on board

          Est: $8,000 - $12,000

          Charles Carl Wimar Missouri/Germany, (1828-1862) "Resting Buffalo" oil on board

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        • CARL WIMAR (1828-1862) Moonlight Encampment pastel on paperboard 12 1/4 x 1
          May. 17, 2022

          CARL WIMAR (1828-1862) Moonlight Encampment pastel on paperboard 12 1/4 x 1

          Est: $20,000 - $30,000

          CARL WIMAR (1828-1862) Moonlight Encampment pastel on paperboard 12 1/4 x 19 1/2 in. (31 x 49.5 cm.)

          Christie's
        • Charles Ferdinand Wimar (1828-1862) - The Brigand
          Jan. 19, 2022

          Charles Ferdinand Wimar (1828-1862) - The Brigand

          Est: $5,000 - $7,000

          Charles Ferdinand Wimar (1828-1862) The Brigand oil on canvas 30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm.)

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        • Charles Ferdinand Wimar (1828-1862) - The Brigand
          May. 18, 2021

          Charles Ferdinand Wimar (1828-1862) - The Brigand

          Est: $25,000 - $35,000

          Charles Ferdinand Wimar (1828-1862) The Brigand oil on canvas 30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm.)

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        • Wimar Sketches of the West
          Sep. 28, 2019

          Wimar Sketches of the West

          Est: $5,000 - $8,000

          WIMAR, Karl F. (1828-1862). Two Landscape Sketches: The Missouri Below Fort Stuart / View of Fort Kipp. Charcoal and chalk om gray paper. Titled lower left. 10" x 15 3/4" sheet, 20 1/2" x 26" framed.

          Arader Galleries
        • After John Mix Stanley, (1814 - 1872 Detroit, MI), "The Deerslayer", Oil on canvas, 26" H x 21" W
          Jun. 19, 2018

          After John Mix Stanley, (1814 - 1872 Detroit, MI), "The Deerslayer", Oil on canvas, 26" H x 21" W

          Est: $1,500 - $2,500

          After John Mix Stanley (1814 - 1872 Detroit, MI) "The Deerslayer" Oil on canvas Unsigned 26" H x 21" W Provenance: Private Collection, West Covina, CA.

          John Moran Auctioneers
        • Carl Ferdinand Wimar, The Warrior
          Oct. 21, 2017

          Carl Ferdinand Wimar, The Warrior

          Est: $70,000 - $100,000

          Carl Ferdinand Wimar (German-American, 1828-1862). Oil on canvas, unsigned. Housed in a period Hudson River School frame with original gilding; 47 x 34.5 in. (sight). Carl Wimar was born near Bonn, Germany, in 1828. In 1843, his family moved to Saint Louis. There, the young artist further improved his drawing skills and worked as a sign painter before becoming an apprentice to Léon Pomerade, a French-born painter. It is also in Saint Louis that Wimar first came in contact with Indians who visited the city to trade furs. Following the advice of his mentor, Pomerade, Wimar would later paint Indians almost exclusively, becoming one of the most highly regarded painters of the American West before the Civil War. In 1851, Wimar returned to Germany and settled in Dusseldorf to receive a formal education in painting, where he still painted scenes representing the American West and became known as the "Indian Painter." He returned to American in 1856 but died shortly afterwards, in 1862, of tuberculosis. The work offered here was painted in Saint Louis circa 1850, prior to Wimar's stay in Germany. It exemplifies his early style, prior to his formal training, while he was being mentored by Pomerade. It was attributed to Wimar in 2007 by Angela L. Miller, co-author of the most complete Wimar biography and catalogue of works, Carl Wimar, Chronicler of the Missouri Frontier, based on its stylistic resemblance with other Wimars and on the compelling provenance of the painting. Due to his short-lived career, and also to the fact that many paintings produced in Germany were lost, Wimar's surviving oeuvre is rather small, including approximately 60 oils on canvas and small number of sketchbooks and murals, most of which are housed in cultural institutions. Therefore, it is a rare occurrence when paintings by Wimar surface on the market. Provenance: Ex Collection of Arthur Hoskins; Gifted to the Wednesday Club of Saint Louis, early 1950s; Ex Collection of George R. Brooks, one-time director of the Saint Louis Art Museum, purchased from Margo's Gallery in 1960.

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        • Karl Ferdinand Wimar | The Father of Waters
          Aug. 12, 2017

          Karl Ferdinand Wimar | The Father of Waters

          Est: $1,000 - $1,500

          Artist: Karl Ferdinand Wimar | 1828-1862 Title: The Father of Waters Signed : 'Anheuser Busch, Inc' l/l; ; 'The Father of Waters' l/c margin; 'Copyright by August A Busch' l/r Medium: Lithograph Dimensions: 7 1/2 by 16 inches

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        • Karl Ferdinand Wimar | Attack On an Emigrant Train
          Aug. 12, 2017

          Karl Ferdinand Wimar | Attack On an Emigrant Train

          Est: $1,000 - $1,500

          Artist: Karl Ferdinand Wimar | 1828-1862 Title: Attack On an Emigrant Train Signed : 'Copyright By August A. Busch,' l/l; 'Attack on an Emigrant Train,' l/c in margin; 'Anheuser Busch Companies Inc.,' l/r Medium: Lithograph Dimensions: 7 1/2 by 16 inches

          Altermann Galleries
        • Carl Wimar, American (1828-1862), Cloud study, oil on paper, 4 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches
          Sep. 19, 2015

          Carl Wimar, American (1828-1862), Cloud study, oil on paper, 4 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches

          Est: $1,000 - $1,500

          Carl Wimar American (1828-1862) Cloud study, oil on paper, unsigned, gilt-framed. 4 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches

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        • Maiden Rock on the Mississippi, from the North
          Apr. 18, 2015

          Maiden Rock on the Mississippi, from the North

          Est: $10,000 - $20,000

          Charles Wimar (1828 - 1861). Oil on canvas; Canvas size: 15 x 30 inches

          Arader Galleries
        • Charles Wimar 1828-1862, Painter of the indian Frontier,City Art Museum of St. Louis, 1946
          Mar. 23, 2015

          Charles Wimar 1828-1862, Painter of the indian Frontier,City Art Museum of St. Louis, 1946

          Est: $10 - $20

          Photographs by Piaget, St Louis

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        • Charles Wimar (1828-1862, American), painting
          Nov. 09, 2013

          Charles Wimar (1828-1862, American), painting

          Est: $3,000 - $5,000

          "The Indian Raid", oil on canvas, bears signature "C. Wimar", lower left, inscribed on stretcher, verso, 13.5" x 19.25" (sight), gilt frame

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        • OSCAR EDWARD BERNINGHAUS (American, 1874-1952) and CHA
          May. 11, 2013

          OSCAR EDWARD BERNINGHAUS (American, 1874-1952) and CHA

          Est: $4,000 - $6,000

          OSCAR EDWARD BERNINGHAUS (American, 1874-1952) and CHARLES FERDINAND WIMAR (German/American, 1828-1862) Complete Set of Five Anheuser-Busch Advertisements, 1912 Chromolithographs 7-1/2 x 16 inches (19.1 x 40.6 cm) (sight) Each signed in plate Included Works: A Fight for the Overland Mail, The Relief Train, The Father of Waters, Attack on an Emigrant Train and Westward Ho!

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        • CHARLES FERDINAND WIMAR (German/American, 1828-1862) Th
          Nov. 10, 2012

          CHARLES FERDINAND WIMAR (German/American, 1828-1862) Th

          Est: $10,000 - $15,000

          CHARLES FERDINAND WIMAR (German/American, 1828-1862) The Indian Raid Oil on canvas 14 x 20 inches (35.6 x 50.8 cm) Signed lower left: C. Wimar EXHIBITED: New London, Connecticut, Lyman Allyn Museum, American Romantic Paintings of the 18th and 19th Centuries From the Collection of Lee Anderson, February 26-March 26, 1961, no. 79, as Indian Raid. LITERATURE: Rick Stewart et al, Carl Wimar, Chronicler of the Missouri River Frontier, Fort Worth, Texas, 1991, p. 237.

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        • CHARLES FERDINAND WIMAR (German/American, 1828-1862) Po
          Nov. 10, 2012

          CHARLES FERDINAND WIMAR (German/American, 1828-1862) Po

          Est: $8,000 - $12,000

          CHARLES FERDINAND WIMAR (German/American, 1828-1862) Portrait of a Native American (Portrait of a Half Breed) Oil on canvas 10-1/4 x 8-1/4 inches (26.0 x 21.0 cm) LITERATURE: Rick Stewart et al, Carl Wimar, Chronicler of the Missouri River Frontier, Fort Worth, Texas, 1991, p. 238, as Study of an Indian Head. The present work is closely related to Studies for Portraits of Indians from the collection of Mrs. Wimar A. Becker, exhibited in Saint Louis, Missouri, City Art Museum, Charles Wimar 1828-1862, Painter of the American Frontier, October 13-November 18, 1946, no. 45, p. 47 (photograph in Frick Library artist's file, 124-2A [38886]), and a half-length portrait, signed C. Wimar, from the collection of Wimar's half brother (or step-brother) August H. Beck, by descent to his daughter Ida. C. Grant, also exhibited in Saint Louis, #23, illustrated.

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        • Charles Wimar The Father of Waters 11 1/4 by 20
          Aug. 14, 2010

          Charles Wimar The Father of Waters 11 1/4 by 20

          Est: $900 - $1,200

          Charles Wimar The Father of Waters 11 1/4 by 20 inchesLithograph

          Altermann Galleries
        • Carl Wimar (1828-1862)
          May. 20, 2010

          Carl Wimar (1828-1862)

          Est: $80,000 - $120,000

          Carl Wimar (1828-1862) The War Party signed and dated 'C. Wimar./1860.' (lower center) oil on board 10 x 13 in. (25.4 x 33 cm.)

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        • Charles Ferdinand Wimar (1828-1862)
          Mar. 05, 2003

          Charles Ferdinand Wimar (1828-1862)

          Est: $1,000 - $1,500

          Study of Indians and Horses pencil on paper 10 x 14 in. (25.4 x 35.6 cm.) PROVENANCE Gallery of the Masters, Inc., Saint Louis, Missouri. Mongerson Wunderlich, Chicago, Illinois. Wunderlich & Company, Inc., New York.

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