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    Sale 2068

    California, Western And American Paintings, Drawings And Sculpture

    30 April 2008, Beverly Hills

  • Lot 1

    Franz Arthur Bischoff (1864-1929)

    Hilly Landscape; Cloudy Day: Two Works

    Price Realised  

    Franz Arthur Bischoff (1864-1929)
    Hilly Landscape; Cloudy Day: Two Works
    each, signed 'F.A. Bischoff' (lower right)
    each, oil on canvas laid down on board
    the first, 6¾ x 10 in. (17.1 x 25.4 cm.); the second, 6¾ x 9¾ in. (17.1 x 24.8 cm.) (2)


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    Provenance

    By descent in the family of the artist to the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Franz Arthur Bischoff traveled to California for the first time in 1900. Captivated by the warm climate and the small but thriving artist community, he moved to Los Angeles in 1906 and built a home in Pasadena shortly thereafter. His studio provided him with a space to complete finished easel paintings based on his exploration of the diverse surrounding landscape and coast. Christie's is pleased to be offering a selection of paintings and highly finished oil studies from the descendants of Bischoff that demonstrate the breadth of the artist's prolific career.