Still life with guitar and roses oil on canvas 111 x 76cm (43 11/16 x 29 15/16in).
PROVENANCE: Sale, Sotheby's, South Africa, circa 1982 A private collection
Frans Oerder was a naturalistic painter who brought the outside world inside. Though he did paint some fine landscapes, Oerder is probably best known for his still-lifes, which he began painting shortly after his marriage in 1910 to Gerda Pitlo, a flower-painter. Two of his flower pieces achieved the highest world sales of any still life reproduction for the New York Graphic Society in the late 1930s.