Lot 1167. Scholderer, Otto. Breast-plate of life with pears on a porcelain

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Auction date:14.11.2019   14:00 UTC +02:00
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Lot 1167Scholderer, Otto. Breast-plate of life with pears on a porcelain
Oil on cardboard. 23 x 33cm. Left: Otto Scholderer signed below. Original frame.
Rear:
On the cardboard estate stamp from 1902, as well as age-label: "Pears / by / Otto Scholderer".

Provenance:
- Auction "Artistic estate of Otto Scholderer", Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main 29 April 1902, p. 13, Lot 39 (rear stamp);
- here, purchased from Albert and Hedwig Ullmann, Frankfurt-am-Main;
- since then in family possession today, Melbourne, Australia.


"Scholderer maintains a restrained painting, often seeming manner, characterized by a silent manner of the old masters. His work to be extremely cautious and sensitive created, discloses a direct nature observation and factual description in part contemplative, concentrated and calm." So Henning Repetzky describes the General artist lexicon, the painting of the Frankfurt Otto Scholderer. A characterization that seems to be written for the shown small still life with three pears on a porcelain plate from the tires late in the creative period of the artist.

Until it came to this very own manner of expression Scholderers, led the painter to an international life, with long stays in Paris and London - with an artistic development from the Biedermeier Genre of Frankfurt's teacher Jakob Becker to French impressionism, whose suggestions bring to Germany. Particularly his long friendship with Henri Fantin-Latour, which began in 1857, with a first visit in Paris, defines his work. But also the realism of the Munich Leibl-Kreis speaks of his work and his still life, the focus on a few items.

The bulb still life with the knife on a marble slab is an impressive work from Scholderers Mature late work, but can have a seamless provenance: it remained until the death of the artist in his Studio, 1902, the artist's estate was auctioned at the Frankfurt Kunstverein, the pears went to as Lot 39 of the ancestors of our present consignor. Buyers of the Collectors, Hedwig and Albert Ullmann was; although Hedwig Ullmann emigrated as a Jew in 1938 to Australia, and a part of the large collection had to sell, leaving this little piece of family-owned and could be given the benefit of the children. Untouched and in the original context of the time it is now for the first time in over a hundred years back into the Public.

We would like to thank Christoph Andreas, gallery J. P. Schneider, Frankfurt/Main, for his friendly support.

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