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Peter F. Rothermel Original Portrait Oil Painting Entitled “Limerick Station”

$2,900.00

Original 19th Century Portrait Oil Painting by esteemed and well listed American artist Peter Frederick Rothermel (American, 1817-1895) | Entitled “Limerick Station” | Oil on Canvas | Hand Signed by the artist in the lower left of canvas and verso |  | Titled by the artist en verso “Limerick Station” – and signed “P.F. Rothermel” | This is a gorgeous depiction of a beautiful 19th Century woman

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  • Original 19th Century Portrait Oil Painting by esteemed and well listed American artist Peter Frederick Rothermel (American, 1817-1895) | Entitled “Limerick Station” | Oil on Canvas | Hand Signed by the artist in the lower left of canvas and verso |  | Titled by the artist en verso “Limerick Station” – and signed “P.F. Rothermel” | This is a gorgeous depiction of a beautiful 19th Century woman | In good antique condition with some craquelure and a small surface scratch.  The canvas is in very good original condition with no holes | The frame is beautiful and in very good condition | Dimensions: approximately 35.25” H x 30″ W x 2″ D | The painting is signed by the artist as in the lower left of canvas and en verso | There is a a card nailed to the wood frame that says “From Philadelphia P.F. Rothermel Limerick Station Montgomery S. a”.

    Peter Frederick Rothermel (July 8, 1817 – August 15, 1895) was one of America’s best known history painters. He was born in Nescopeck, Pennsylvania, probably in 1817, but there is confusion because his birth date has also been given as 1814 and 1812. He was first trained as a surveyor and then as a sign painter and spent much time studying the collections of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He was a student of John Rowson Smith and Bass Otis, but later disavowed Otis as being a bad influence on his work.

    He became a portrait painter in Philadelphia, but turned to history painting, which was then considered the most worthy subject for a professional artist. One of his most famous paintings is “Patrick Henry in the House of Burgesses of Virginia,” which some critics consider the best historical painting ever done in America.

    In 1856, he went to Rome and lived there until 1859, and after the Civil War was commissioned by the Pennsylvania Legislature to paint a huge work of the Battle of Gettysburg. It took him three years to complete it, but it was too large for its intended location, so it was placed in Harrisburg in the William Penn Memorial Museum. He quit painting in the mid 1880s because of poor health.

  • Artist / Maker

    Peter Frederick Rothermel

    Date

    19th Century

    Frame

    Yes

    Kind

    Paintings

    Medium

    Oil

    Origin

    American

    Other

    Signed

    Size

    L (up to 40 in.)

    Subject

    Portrait

    Support

    Canvas

    Title

    Limerick Station