Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc., Inc.
Live Auction

November 19, 2022: Premier Americana - Day Three

Sat, Nov 19, 2022 09:00AM EST
Lot 2469

CARDUCIUS PLANTAGENET REAM (ILLINOIS / OHIO, 1837-1917) STILL-LIFE

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

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CARDUCIUS PLANTAGENET REAM (ILLINOIS / OHIO, 1837-1917) STILL-LIFE, oil on canvas laid on board, a large and complex example of the artist's work, featuring a bountiful table-top arrayed with an overflowing basket of fruit, a German Westerwald decorated stoneware beer pitcher, and various fowl, signed and dated with the artist's monogram / cipher lower right. Housed in a modern frame. Dated 1873. 19 1/2" x 23 1/2" sight, 25 1/2" x 29 1/2" OA.
Provenance: From a Washington, DC area estate.
Catalogue Note: Born in Lancaster, Ohio, Carducius Plantagenet Ream (1837-1917) studied in Paris, London, Munich, and New York City early in his career. He moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1878, where he quickly established himself as one of the nation's leading still-life painters; several of his works, in fact, were reproduced as chromolithographs by Louis Prang in the 1890's. The present still-life, an outstanding example of noteworthy size, is unusual for its inclusion of waterfowl gamebirds and the large decorated stoneware pitcher.
Excellent overall visual condition with very minor discoloration. Laid on board with minor restoration and associated inpainting to background.