Charles Alfred Meurer (American, 1865-1955) Trompe l'Oeil Still Life with Currency, Newspaper Clipping, and Lit Cigar
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- American & European Works of Art - 3248B
- Date / Time :
- May 10, 2019 10:00AM
Charles Alfred Meurer (American, 1865-1955)
Trompe l'Oeil Still Life with Currency, Newspaper Clipping, and Lit Cigar
Signed and dated "C.A. Meurer/CiN.O. July 91." l.r.
Oil on canvas, 11 x 14 in. (28.0 x 35.5 cm), framed.
N.B. The still life may be an homage to Rutherford B. Hayes, the 19th President of the United States, who hailed from Meurer's home state of Ohio. His name appears on the envelope, the newspaper clipping relates a story about him, and he was known to enjoy a cigar. Hayes also was in favor of gold-backed currency, which may have inspired the inclusion of the ten dollar bill.
The work might benefit from a gentle cleaning. The craquelure is stable. Framed dimensions are 18 3/4 x 21 5/8 in.
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