MATHIAS J. ALTEN
Flower Stall, Paris, 1899
Watercolor on paper
10 1/2 x 16 inches

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ALTEN, MATHIAS J., 1871-1938
Flower Stall, Paris, 1899
Watercolor on paper
10 1/2 x 16 in. (26.7 x 40.6 cm)
Signed: M. Alten lower right

Alten exhibited a watercolor painting titled, "Flower Stall" at the Toledo Museum of Art in 1902, and it is likely the painting shown here. The exhibition also included several French pictures from his 1898-99 trip to Paris to study at the academies there. He  later painted a small oil of nearly the same composition that has also been assigned the same title.
Provenance:
Private collection


Exhibitions:
Grand Rapids Art Museum, "Mathias J. Alten: Journey of an American Painter, " October 16, 1998 - January 24, 1999.
Toledo Museum of Art, "Second Exhibition of the Toledo Museum of Art, " January 20 - February 8, 1902.


Bibliography:
Gerdts, William H., M. Elizabeth Boone, Wendy Greenhouse and James A. Straub (Chronology), Mathias J. Alten: Journey of an American Painter (The Grand Rapids Art Museum, 1998)


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