(american 1879-1953)
Signed 'G.W. Sotter' bottom left, titled & dated '1919' on label verso, oil on board
8 x 9 3/4 in. (20.3 x 24.8cm)
Charles William Hargens Jr.
By descent in the family.
The Estate of Charles William Hargens III.
Freeman's is pleased to offer an fine group of George Sotter paintings from the estate of Charles William Hargens III. Hargen's father was Charles William Hargens Jr., a Philadelphia illustrator whose work graced the covers of The Saturday Evening Post and Collier's. A friend of the Pennsylvania Impressionists, Hargen's moved to Bucks County to be near Sotter and Daniel Garber, Hargen's first instructor at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Charles Jr. was particularly close with George Sotter, with whom he regularly exchanged sketches as well as finished works.

Estimate $12,000-18,000

Excellent original condition; please note that the actual colors in the painting are stronger and darker than those that appear in the catalogue.

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Sold for $26,250 (buyer's premium included)