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2022 Fall Fine Art and Interiors Auction

Sat, Oct 8, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 383

Swedish School O/C Abstract Portrait of a Mother and Child

Estimate: $400 - $450

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Swedish school, style of Ivan Augeli (Swedish, 1869-1917), oil on canvas abstract genre painting of a mother and child. The mother is attired in green suit and blue hat and embraces her child, attired in a contrasting red, on her lap while holding a book against a background of blue window panes. A dark shape, possibly a dog's head fills the foreground. The work is rendered with heavy impasto and bright colors cohesive with the avant-garde movement. Inscribed in pencil PUEMTSEK, en verso of stretcher. Sight: 24 1/2" H x 17" W. Frame: 32 1/2" H x 25 1/4" W. Mid-late 20th Century.

The estate of Dr. Thomas Bechtel, Memphis, Tennessee.


Overall craquelure and two repairs to canvas under newspaper patches en verso. Two abrasions in the lower center of the work approximately 1/4", one filled with paint visible under blacklight inspection.

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