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Lot 152: JULIUS STOCKFLETH (1857-1935)

Est: $2,500 USD - $5,000 USD
Heritage AuctionsDecember 02, 2006Dallas, TX, US

Item Overview


Wyk Fohr, 1922
Oil on canvas
8.25in. x 11.75in.
Signed, dated, and titled lower right

Julius Stockfleth immigrated with his parents to the United States in 1883 and settled in Galveston, Texas, two years later. For the two decades he was in Texas, Stockfleth produced a valuable record of early Galveston. His most important contribution were his portraits of ships passing through Texas and his record of the Galveston hurricane of 1900.

His paintings are naive in style, but possess bright and clear detail. In 1907, he returned to Germany where he lived out his life. This painting, dated 1922, is of his hometown birthplace, Wyk Fohr, on the German coast of the North Sea.

Artist or Maker

Condition Report

Good original condition. A fine network of craqueleur throughout. Period frame in excellent condition.

Auction Details

2006 Dec Heritage Texas Art Sig. Auction #649

Heritage Auctions
December 02, 2006, 01:00 PM EST

2801 W. Airport Freeway, Dallas, TX, 75261, US