December 5, 2021 14:00 EST

American Art and Pennsylvania Impressionists Featuring the Collection of Virginia and Stuart Peltz

 
  Lot 93
 

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George William Sotter (American, 1879–1953)
Untitled (Summer Farmland)

Signed 'GEORGE [underlined]/SOTTER' bottom right, oil on canvas
25 x 30 in. (63.5 x 76.2m)
Executed circa 1915.
In a Bernard Badura frame.

Provenance

Rago Auctions, Lambertville, sale of September 15, 2007, lot 1 (as The Artist's Studio).
Acquired directly from the above sale.
Private Collection, New Hope, Pennsylvania.

Sold for $63,000
Estimated at $40,000 - $60,000


 

Signed 'GEORGE [underlined]/SOTTER' bottom right, oil on canvas
25 x 30 in. (63.5 x 76.2m)
Executed circa 1915.
In a Bernard Badura frame.

Provenance

Rago Auctions, Lambertville, sale of September 15, 2007, lot 1 (as The Artist's Studio).
Acquired directly from the above sale.
Private Collection, New Hope, Pennsylvania.

Exhibited

"The Painterly Voice: Bucks Couny's Fertile Ground," James A. Michener Art Musem, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, October 22, 2011-April 1, 2012.

"George Sotter: Light and Shadow," James A. Michener Art Musem, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, July 29-December 31, 2017 (as Untitled).

Note

The present work was executed shortly after George Sotter's return from California, and definite departure from Pittsburgh. The artist's move to the countryside marks a new interest in pastoral scenes, and a clearer, brighter palette not dissimilar to Redfield's - Sotter's former instructor. The spirit of the Father of Pennsylvania Impressionism can be see here in the acidic greens, yellows and the energic brushwork which capture the untamed, lush landscape of Bucks County. The painting here seems to depict the artist's studio, a Quaker farmstead known as Walnut Grove Farm, located on Ash Mill Road in Holicong, Pennsylvania.

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George William Sotter