Johann Georg Meyer von Bremen [1813-1886]
Well-guarded sleep, ca.1852
Oil on panel
9-1/2 x 7-1/2 inches [framed]
A variation of one of the artist’s most popular and important paintings Well-guarded sleep, ca.1852. The artist would go on to make versions of this painting on ivory, card, wood, panels, and more.
Marking type: Original white horizontal rectangular gallery label aged, yellow and brittle.
Location: Stretcher top middle verso.
Text: ‘A. S. ROBINSON / England and Wales’.
Marking type: Original ink stamp on backing paper, brittle and faded.
Location: Frame top middle verso.
Text: ‘CLEANED-VARNISHED [handwritten in pencil] / CAUSTIC? / STUDIO ART GALLERY / 116 BOSTON POST ROAD / LARCHMONT, N.Y. 10538 [illegible]’.
Original unrestored condition. Heavy yellowing of old varnish with large amount of surface grime. Unlined canvas. No repairs. Original stretcher. Likely original frame. Frame has four age stress cracks at from center to edges at miters. Frame is gilded and needs cleaning and slight restoration.
2020 ( David Smernoff, New York, NY ) ;
ca.1980s ( Robert Paul Weinmann IV [1955-1999], art dealer, Clinton, CT ) ;
ca.1970s Private collection of Robert Paul Weinmann III [1925-1978], Clinton, CT [possibly] ;
ca.1970s ( Studio Art Gallery, 116 Boston Post Road, Larchmont, NY 10538 ) ;
after ca.1852 Private collection of [unknown] ;
ca.1850s-60s ( A. S. Robinson, Ltd., 910 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA [1795-ca.1890s?] ) ;
ca.1852 ( A. S. Robinson, Ltd. England & Wales [1795-ca.1890s?] ) ;
ca.1852 Johann Georg Meyer von Bremen [1813-1886], the artist .
2020 David Smernoff, New York, NY, Tiny moments : the life of genre painting, November 15 – December 31.