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Johann Berthelsen (American, 1883-1972) Snowy Street, Times Square

Auction:
2598B
Lot:
424
Sold for:
$6,075$5,000

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2598B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 18, 2012 12:00PM

Description:

Johann Berthelsen (American, 1883-1972)

Snowy Street, Times Square
Signed "Johann Berthelsen" l.r.
Oil on canvas board, 20 x 16 in. (50.5 x 40.5 cm), framed (under glass).
Condition: Minor frame abrasion.

N.B. The painting at hand, with the snow depicted using heavy impasto applied with a palette knife, would suggest a date in the 1940s. The scene shows Times Square, with the New York Times building in the center and the Astor Hotel on the right.
We wish to thank Lee Berthelsen, the artist's son, for his kind help cataloguing this lot.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Keywords

Johann Berthelsen, Times Square, the New York Times, Astor Hotel, New York Times building, Lee Berthelsen, Berthelsen, Impasto

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