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1908 Impressionist Landscape Oil Painting Rosenkranz

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1908 Impressionist Landscape Oil Painting Rosenkranz

Signed and dated, "C. C. Rosenkranz, 1908," lower left. Well done, impasto IMPRESSIONIST LANDSCAPE PANTING, OIL ON CANVAS, by listed artist, Clarence Clark Rosenkranz (1871-1959) New York/Minnesota -- (another source offers 1871-1946).

Sight is about 11" x 7-3/4", in likely original, period gilt wood frame to 18-1/2" x 15-1/4" x 1-3/4".

Condition is very good, with two minor restorations that we have found -- upper left within the clouds (pictured) and lower left beneath signature (pictured). While both restorations appear noticeable because of the camera flash, in person, they are hardly detectable, and do not detract at all from the very pleasing aesthetics of the painting. The painting was cut from the stretcher by a previous owner, and now rests against archival foam board, held in place by archival tape hinge and a new 1/8" decorative liner. There is also waving to the canvas which we have not attempted to correct, as heavy impasto (as in this painting) sometimes causes this to the canvas; having been cut from the canvas stretcher has helped to allow this. Like the restorations, it does not detract at all from the pleasant display of this lovely work, or its value. If desired, however, this could probably be professionally corrected.

The frame has fine surface cracks all'round, although the photos do not show this well. It is well intact and the cracking, in our opinion, only adds to the authenticity and attractiveness of the painting.

c. 1908. $25 US Shipping.


[courtesy American Museum of Natural History, NY] Rosenkranz served as expedition artist during the AMNH's Vernay-Faunthorpe expeditions to Asia in the 1920s, and was subsequently hired to paint the backgrounds for the Hall of Asian Mammals. Background painter Francis Lee Jaques credits Rosenkranz as his greatest teacher. Under Rosenkranz's tutelage, and from his field sketches, Jaques painted the leopard diorama in the Hall of Asian Mammals. Other Rosenkranz backgrounds for the AMNH appear in the Hall of African Mammals (giant sable), as well as in the Academy of Natural Science in Philadelphia.

[courtesy Minnesota Impressionists, Rena Neumann Coen, Afton Historical Society Press] Clarence Clark Rosenkranz was born in New York in 1871. He received most of his artistic training in New York City, studying at one time under William Merritt Chase. Rosenkranz moved to Duluth, Minnesota in 1913, where he conducted art classes to supplement his income. He received several mural commissions and later moved to St. Paul, Minnesota to instruct at the Minnesota Art School and the St. Paul Art Institute. The highlight of his career was a commission in 1927 to paint murals for the displays at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. The museum sent Rozenkranz to Asia and Africa to make studies of the natural habitat in preparation for creating the displays. He was also commissioned to paint murals for the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Clarence Rosenkranz died in New York in 1959.

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