Henry R Rittenberg [1879-1969]
Russia / United States
Allegory of mother nature, ca.1915
Oil on paper
7 x 5 inches [unframed] | 8-1/2 x 6-1/4 inches [framed]
Signed at lower left : ‘RiTTenberg’.
Unrestored original condition. Period frame.
Russian-born Henry R Rittenberg (1879-1969) studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, the Bavarian Academy in Munich and the Shinnecock Summer School under William Merritt Chase (1849-1916). He was a member of the National Academy of Design, New York, NY (1927) and the Salmagundi Club, New York, NY (1910-1969). Rittenberg is known for his paintings of idealized beautiful women in interiors. This study appears to be an allegory of mother nature.
2020 David Smernoff, New Haven, CT & New York, NY ;
after ca,1915 Private collection of [withheld], New York, NY ;
ca.1915 Henry R Rittenberg [1879-1969], the artist .
2021 David Smernoff, New Haven, CT and New York, NY “Radically traditionally modern : the rise of Art Nouveau an exhibition designed by JON x NY”, January 18 – February 14.