7 . Automaton
31" x 39" framed. A classic still-life vignette is arranged on a table,featuring two early dolls by Kathe Kruse in their original country costumes,standing alongside a vibrant arrangement of sunflowers and other brilliant fall flowers. The costumes are well-detailed including fabric designs and trims. The painting is signed Ritta Boemm. From the series of oil paintings by the Hungarian-born artist (1868-1948) featuring the early dolls of Kathe Kruse. This particular example from the rarely-found series is notable for its vibrant colors and rich textures,very fine quality of frame. Excellent condition. Ritta Boemm,circa 1915.