SOLD Early Evening, Central Park, 1962

by Johann Berthelsen (1883–1972)
Oil on canvas
24⅛ x 30⅛ inches
Signed lower right: Johann Berthelsen; on stretcher bar: Johann Berthelsen Early Evening Central Park New York N.Y. / #2 / “The Mall” New York NY. / “Central Park, 1962




Garfield Galleries, Orange, Connecticut

Private collection, Essex, Connecticut

Sale, Shannon’s, Greenwich, Connecticut, May 1, 2008, lot 121

Owen Yost Collection, Florida, acquired from above

Note: This painting shows the southern end of the Mall in Central Park by the Olmstead Flower Bed, looking west toward the Christopher Columbus statue.

Artist Biography

Johann Berthelsen was a celebrated American impressionist known for his poetic renditions of New York City. Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Berthelsen immigrated to the United States with his family as a child. He first expressed his artistic inclinations through music, a passion that played out over the course of his career. Berthelsen was a highly trained baritone who toured the country with the Grand Opera Company, ran the voice department at the Indianapolis Conservatory of Music, and opened his own teaching studio in New York City in 1920.

The Victorian critics John Ruskin and Walter Pater likened painting to music,

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