1960s Vintage "cyclamen" Framed Floral Oil Painting By Katherine Ottesen
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1960s Vintage "cyclamen" Framed Floral Oil Painting By Katherine Ottesen:
Katherine Ottesen (1909 - 2001) was an accomplished and innovative California artist whose gallery shows included the prominent Thomas Bartlett Gallery in St. Helena, California.
Priced below its value,"Cyclamen" was done around the same period as Ottesen's best-known work "Mariposa Lilies & Diogenes Lanterns" which was selected for the California Summer White House in San Clemente and pictured in the December 1969 issue of Architectural Digest.My mother acquired "Cyclamen" directly from the artist in 1969.
Beautiful original frame -- the outer frame is mottled gold with simple decorative wood ornaments in the corners, the top, bottom and sides. The inner frame is a narrow wood-stained simple strip; there is a linen mat with a thin gold strip of wood. This frame would also be very attractive if it were silvered with the corner ornaments left as they are.
The painting features rich textures and a lovely combination of colors and shadowing. It is equally bold against a light background or on a darker wall (see photos)
Both the painting and the frame are in excellent condition.Selling to settle mom's estate -- she was an ASID interior designer in Newport Beach and San Clemente CA for 40 years.
The shipping will be far more than the flat rate I'm charging, but I will pick up the difference and insure for purchase amount.