Lot 113
Bror Thure de Thulstrup (Swedish/American, 1848-1930), Grisaille Painting of An Oyster Gatherer
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas, signed to lower left, presented in an ornate period gilt composition and wood frame, retains William Schaus Art dealer label to upper frame verso.

Frame dimensions 49 x 36 3/4 in.; Stretcher size 48 x 36 in.

From the collection of Michael and Nancy Norton, New London, North Carolina

After graduating from the Royal Swedish Military Academy, Thulstrup served for the Swedish military as an artillery officer at the age of twenty. He also served in the French Foreign Legion during the Franco-Prussian War, and in Northern Africa as a member of the First Zouave Regiment.

Thulstrup later migrated to Canada and then to New York, where he studied at the Arts Students League. He was employed as an illustration artist for the New York Daily Graphic, Harper's Monthly, and Scribner's Magazine. He is best known for his paintings and illustrations of military, political, and other figurative genre scenes.

One patch and scattered areas of retouch; some minor small tack holes along upper edge; some small areas of loss to frame.