Berthold Harris

Berthold Harris (Austrian) 1885 – ?
Mountain landscape, oil on canvas, signed Harris l/r, 24″ x 36″ sight, 31″ x 43″ frame (not included)

Mountain landscape, oil on canvas, signed
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Mountain landscape, oil on canvas, signed, framed.
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Estimate: $400. Offers invited.

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Very good condition. 1950s vintage in a newer frame which is not included. The buyer will have the option to buy the frame for the cost of shipping.

A printed label, verso, states that “This is an original Oil-painting by the artist – Berthold Harris – Born in 1885 at Vienna, Austria, his extraordinary talent for drawing and painting was already recognized in his early youth. Following his teachers’ suggestion he attended the Industrial School of Arts. To develop further his painting he made for instance travels to Italy which brought him a lot of new ideas for his work. He exhibited in theViennese Glaspalast and Burggarten.”  Research has revealed other paintings with the identical label.

A similar painting (in subject, composition, and color), signed C. Bertold, was offered for sale by a New York gallery attributing the painting to Carl Bertold, born in Switzerland in 1870. Carl Bertold studied at the School of Fine Arts in Lausanne, Switzerland and was best known for his paintings of the Alpines. The cited C. Bertold’s painting was c. 1952, according to the gallery. Both the C. Bertold and Bertold Harris paintings were possibly (probably?) painted by the same hand.

Despite the ambiguity surrounding the signature, this is an appealing large painting.

Also by this artist:

Mountain landscape, oil on canvas
Mountain landscape, oil on canvas


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