Charles Paul Gruppe (American, 1860-1940) watercolor and gouache genre scene depicting a woman standing in front of a hearth and stirring a kettle, with a chair at her right side. Signed lower right "With my compliments Charles Gruppe" and dated "1897". Framed under glass with a gilt matte in a narrow giltwood frame. Label en verso of frame for John Wanamaker of New York. Sight – 12 3/4" H x 16 1/4" W. Framed – 20" H x 24" W. Biography (Adapted from AskArt): Charles Paul Gruppe was born in 1860 Canada, and relocated with his family to New York at ten years old. As a young adult, he moved to Europe to pursue his artistic career. He was particularly drawn to Holland, where he eventually set up his studio in the town ofKatwijk aan Zee. He was known for the many landscape, genre, and marine paintings that came out of his time there, some of which were collected by the Dutch Royal Family. After roughly twenty years, he moved back to New York and helped popularize Dutch art in America. His son, artist Emile Gruppe, was born in 1896, and theyspent many years painting together and influencing each other'swork. The two shared a studio in Rockport from 1925-1929, but both remained in the Cape Ann area until Charles died in 1940 at the age of 80. In hislifetime he received great recognition and multiple awards in Europe, as well as two silver medals at the World's Fair in St. Louis in 1903, for his use of watercolor and oil. Provenance: Private Middle Tennessee collection, by descent from Mr. and Mrs. John and Bessie Murray of Long Island, New York. CONDITION: Painting appears to be in excellent condition. Not examined out of frame.
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