Sale 20AM02 | Lot 60

Louis Charles Moeller

Catalogue: American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts
Louis Charles Moeller

Lot Details

Lot 60
Louis Charles Moeller
American, 1855-1930
The Chess Game
Signed Louis Moeller (lr)
Oil on canvas
18 x 24 inches

A label affixed to the reverse of the painting identifies the work as The Chess Game and states that the piece won an award at the National Academy Exhibition in 1895. It appears that Moeller had three works included in the 1895 exhibition but none with this title, nor did he win an award in 1895. He did win the Hallgarten Prize in 1884 for a work titled Puzzled. The aforementioned label also identifies the sitters as Leo Melzino, William H. Shelton, and Louis Betts. It describes the setting as the Salmagundi Club.


Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000
Sold for $4,687 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Relined. At the edges there are a few areas of inpainting. It is difficult to find any restoration under UV light elsewhere. in the upper left there is a small loss less than 1/4 inch in size.


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Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000
Sold for $4,687 (includes buyer's premium)

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American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts

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