Paulette Victorine J. Van Roekens (American, 1896-1988)
Signed 'P. VAN ROEKENS' bottom right, oil on canvas
25 x 30 in. (63.5 x 76.2cm)
Executed circa 1938.
In an Arthur Meltzer frame.
Private Collection, California.
According to the Artist, The Carousel was among her favorite paintings. She recalls: "I painted it in Willow Grove Park about 1938. All ages enjoy the pleasant memories and gayety of the merry-go-round. I painted while it was in motion to convey the feeling of movement. The operator was very accommodating in stopping the horses at the same spot. I enjoy the interweaving of color from the various toned steeds and trappings."
Sold for $32,500 (buyer's premium included)