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    Sale 2068

    California, Western And American Paintings, Drawings And Sculpture

    30 April 2008, Beverly Hills

  • Lot 9

    Franz Arthur Bischoff (1864-1929)

    Houses in a Landscape

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    Franz Arthur Bischoff (1864-1929)
    Houses in a Landscape
    signed 'Franz A Bischoff' (lower right)
    oil on board
    13 x 19 in. (33 x 48.3 cm.)

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    "Most of Bischoff's early landscapes were painted in and around the Arroyo Seco. From the earliest, Bischoff liked to paint on-the-spot open-air sketches on small, 13 inch by 19 inch boards. These present an exceptional insight into the brilliance of his oil technique. The free flowing rhythm and the sure and well disciplined hand are clearly evident in these sketches. Yet, the freshness and spontaneity of the moment are not eclipsed in the quick presentation. These small oil sketches made up a large part of the display in his gallery and were often hung among his larger works at his public exhibitions." (J. Stern, The Paintings of Franz A. Bischoff, exhibition catalogue, Los Angeles, California, 1980, n.p.)


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