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Sat, Jul 6, 2024 09:00AM EDT
Lot 139

Ernest Fiene Oil on Canvas Summer Landscape, "The Picnic"

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,400

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Ernest Fiene (New York/Germany, 1894 - 1965) oil on canvas summer landscape painting titled "The Picnic". Depicting figures seated at a picnic table beneath large mature trees with another figure standing to the left. A white frame house, road, and trees are visible left background. Signed in red lower right "E. Fiene". Additionally signed and titled upper strecher en verso. Housed in a molded gilt wood frame with black accents and linen liner. Sight:17 3/8" H x 21 5/8" W. Framed: 24 3/4" H x 28 3/4" W.

Artist Biography: Born in Germany, Fiene came to the United States in 1912 and became a naturalized citizen in 1927. He studied at the National Academy of Design from 1914 to 1918, at the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design from 1916 to 1918, and was also at the Art Students League and in Paris at the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere. He taught at the Art Students League from 1938 to 1964. Source: David Zellman, 300 Years of American Art. 


Overall good condition. Old patch repair to 1 1/2" area in foliage, upper right, with some retouching plus minor, scattered areas of inpainting, largest to upper left, also in foliage, 1/2" x 1/4". Paint on the back of the canvas appears to cover a marker inscription.


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