Adolf Friedrich Vollmer [1806-1875]
Christmas greetings, 1845
Oil on wood
3-1/4 x 2-1/4 inches [unframed] | 8 x 7 inches [framed]
Signed at middle lower margin/edge : ‘[illegible]’.
Marking type: Handwritten print in pencil.
Location: Frame verso bottom edge.
Text: ‘Adolf Friedrich Vollmer’.
Marking type: Attached and aged backing label stapled.
Location: Frame verso top edge (stapled).
Text: ‘Christmas Greetings / and sincere good wishes / for the New Year / Plain Brothers’.
Original unrestored condition. No repairs. Original frame with patina.
This card-size painting was likely presented as a New Year’s card or present from the Plain Brothers company, a car services garage of Wanamie, PA or Cleveland, OH, ca.1845. Vollmer was a German painter and graphic designer who studied in Munich, Germany and Copenhagen, Denmark before founding the Hamburg, Germany Art Association in 1839.
( David Smernoff, New Haven, CT & New York, NY ) ;
1845 Adolf Friedrich Vollmer [1806-1875], the artist .
2020 David Smernoff, New York, NY, Tiny moments : the life of genre painting, November 15 – December 31.