A PAIR of oil on canvas paintings, one featuring a large sprig of small white flowers and leaves, the other larger one a vessel on a table filled with and surrounded by violets. Both are signed at lower right in red "L. F. Haftzger", and the larger one has "1899" written on the reverse side of the canvas. Measurements are 12" by 17" (18" by 22 1/4" in dark stained oak frame), the other 8" by 15 1/2" (12 3/4" by 20 1/2" framed). I do not see a listing for an artist of this name. Both paintings are very authentically dirty and were probably in a smoky environment. They clearly need a professional cleaning, which would likely transform them. The larger one has three small vertical canvas tears, one of which was amateurishly taped, on the reverse side.
Circa 1900 PAIR American still life paintings signed L. F. Haftzger