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Posted: Monday, January 28, 2013 7:44 PM

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For the true Roesen collector, for sale are extremely rare pencil drawings: Two pencil and one color pencil. Two are signed and all three are dated 1859, 1860 and 1861, by Roesen. Born in Germany and coming to the U.S. as a young man, Roesen is one of the Great American Masters. Roesen only signed about ten percent of his work, which included about 360 paintings. Two of my drawings are signed by S. Roesen.

From an old Park Avenue estate, these three works of art are gorgeously matted in cream color silk, and held in a beautiful gilded frame. This collection of Roesen's work illustrates his extreme delicacy in his technique. The overall piece, with the silk matting, is one of the prettiest and most beautiful things you'll ever see.

Roesen's oil paintings are in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Louvre, as well as many of the world's most prestigious venues. His paintings auction for well over $1 million. This is an opportunity to own one of the great master's original works.

Unfortunately the photos aren't very good, and they do not begin to show the exquisite beauty of this artwork.

I will be happy to bring the artwork to interested parties, or they may meet me in my office in midtown. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY.

I have included some bio information on Severin Roesen.

Severin Roesen



SEVERIN ROESEN
(1815 - 1872)

With his ambitious still lifes, Roesen transcended the conventions of 19th century still life painting, forging an entirely new aesthetic that celebrated the abundance to be found in America at this time. The German-born artist arrived on the scene in 1848, at a time when the spare, rather austere Peale-type still life reigned among American artists and collectors. In a convergence of style and circumstances, the extravagant and highly detailed compositions Roesen created seemed to perfectly reflect the young country's optimism and growing wealth. He introduced a new, lavish style that inspired students, followers, and imitators alike. Roesen is considered one of America's preeminent still-life painters, and his crisply detailed, brilliantly colored compositions are some of the most complex and elaborate paintings ever produced in this genre.
Roesen's works are represented in a large number of prestigious public and private collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; the Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX; the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT; the Newark Museum, Newark, NJ; the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, DC; the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; the Baltimore Museum of Art,Baltimore, MD; the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY; the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Pennsylvania, PA; The White House, Washington, DC; the U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Reception Rooms, Washington, DC; and numerous others.

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