• Important American Paintings,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2225

    Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    2 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 33

    Edward Henry Potthast (1857-1927)

    Little Sea Bather

    Price Realised  

    Edward Henry Potthast (1857-1927)
    Little Sea Bather
    signed 'E Potthast' (lower left)
    oil on board
    12¼ x 16 in. (31.1 x 40.6 cm.)

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    The present work retains a complete sketch on the reverse.


    The artist.
    Estate of the above.
    E.H. Potthast II, nephew of the artist.
    Louise Potthast Schumacher, grandniece of the artist.
    The Merrill J. Gross Collection, Cincinnati, Ohio, acquired from the above.
    Grand Central Art Galleries, New York.
    Sotheby's, New York, 29 May 1986, lot 207.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.

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    Pre-Lot Text



    Corcoran Gallery of Art, Edward Henry Potthast, N.A., 1857-1927, exhibition catalogue, Washington, D.C., 1973, n.p., no. 3.


    Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Art Museum, 1965, no. 3 (as Timidity).
    Youngstown, Ohio, Butler Institute of American Art, 1965, no. 3.
    Cincinnati, Ohio, Taft Museum, 1968, no. 9.
    Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Merrill J. Gross Collection: Edward H. Potthast, N.A., 1857-1927, March 16-April 22, 1973, no. 3.