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    Sale 1972

    Fine American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    7 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 203

    Oscar Florianus Bluemner (1867-1938)

    Moonlight

    Price Realised  

    Oscar Florianus Bluemner (1867-1938)
    Moonlight
    inscribed with monogram 'OFB' (lower right)
    watercolor on paper
    5 x 3½ in. (14 x 8.9 cm.)


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    According to Dr. Jeffrey Hayes, Professor of Art History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the present watercolor appears to relate to the artist's full-scale casein painting of 1930 titled Moonlight Fantasy, which was included in his 1935 retrospective exhibition at Marie Harriman Gallery, Landscape Paintings by Oscar F. Bluemner: Compositions for Color Themes.