Grandmother and granddaughter Oberländer 1929/30 LOST ART!
Double portrait of an elderly lady sitting in a baroque fauteuil, next to her a young woman sitting on the armrest, her right hand around the shoulder of the grandmother. In front of the two a salon table on which open magazines lie. Background: salon interior.
Oil on canvas Dimensions unknown (probably ca. 120 x 90 cm)
Signature: not recognizable but likely John Quincy Ɑdams 1929 (or 1930)
Image: reconstruction composed of a private photograph and a studio photograph of the artist.
Aryanized work, lost since VUGESTA auction 1941.
Bertha Oberländer 27.5.1869 Stanislav (Stanislau/PL) to ca. 31.12.1943 Auschwitz (Shoa).
Her daughter (not depicted): Gabriele (Ella) Schlesinger, née Oberländer, 28.7.1889 Lemberg (Lviv, UKR) to ca. 31.12.1943 Auschwitz (Shoa).
Her granddaughter: Ruth Zwecker, remarried Muniz-Vallin, née Schlesinger, 21.12.1910 Vienna to 30.6.1992 (burial date) (she survives in exile in Cuba, and returns after 1945 to Vienna).
LOST ART! ID-601185
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1929 Künstlerhaus Vienna (EL 81 1929/30 #717)
Until 1938 Ella Schlesinger Vienna.
1938-1941 stored with Spedition Bäuml Vienna (lift).
1941 confiscated and sold by VUGESTA (auction at the Prater Rotunde 17./19.6.1941?).
Since then lost.