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Antique Catherine Klein Calendar The Flower Show Die Cut Print s
c1900 Calendar Catherine Klein Framed Print s Roses Pansies Violets Mums Chromolithograph Flower Floral.
This absolutely gorgeous antique calendar is entitled The Flower Show, Calendar 1900, and has six die cut gorgeous panels just loaded with beautiful flowers. Spectacular red cabbage roses, cheery multicolored pansies, richly hued violets, fresh carnations, colorful mums, and Spring goldenrod adorn the pages of this beauty. The edges are encircled by raised scrolled and gilt accents. The artwork is easily recognizable as that by Catherine Klein, one of the most popular Victorian artists. The calendar is in pristine condition. Each panel is a chromolithograph on heavy stock. Overall size of each panel is 7.5 x 10.5 inches. The panels are set against a suede light taupe mat. They are all housed in a quarter-sawn tiger oak frame with beautiful minial ray grain. At each quadrant is a burnished copper embellishment with a basket filled with roses and leaves raised detailing. Overall size is a whopping 25 x 29 inches. Please note: we ship either FedEx or USPS Parcel Post as a less inexpensive choice. Ruby Lane's postage calculator doesn't always show Parcel Post, so do inquire if you would like your parcel sent at the less expensive rate.
Catherine Klein biography:
Catharina Klein was born in 1861 in Eylau, East Prussia, a town now called Bagrationovsk in Kalinigrad, a part of the Russian Federation on Poland’s northeast border. (It is actually separated by the Baltic States from Mainland Russia.) Its population couldn’t have been more than 3,500 or so when she was a child, thus making her quite well acquainted with rural life and the subject matter she would so beautifully capture on canvas and paper. Catharina Klein moved to Berlin where she studied at the vocational school. In her earliest days, she exhibited at various shows and her paintings proved popular among the German nobility. Prophetically, one of her paintings was exhibited as part of the Columbia Exhibition in Chicago in 1893 when she was 32. (The Columbia Exhibition is often heralded as the catalyst of the postcard craze.) Klein became one of the most respected and popular still life painters of all time. She captured the essence of her subject matter and made it appealing on a 3 1/2-inch by 5 1/2-inch card. A popular teacher, Klein also ran a studio in Berlin and trained young women how to paint. In 1911, she published two short books: one on how to paint fruit, the other flowers. She was a single woman from the country in a male dominated world and she earned her living through her talent which was a remarkable feat for that period. She died in Berlin in 1929.
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