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Born and trained in Frankfurt, Scholderer visited Paris in 1856–1857. In 1868 he returned and was included by his friend Fantin-Latour in a group portrait of Manet's disciples. The outbreak of the Franco-Prussian war in 1870 obliged him to move to London, where he regularly exhibited at the Royal Academy and was one of Sickert's first teachers. This painting of a dish of oysters, a cut lemon and a glass of Barsac reveals the influence of Manet's still lifes.
oil on canvas
H 25 x W 42 cm
NMW A 2553
transferred from Turner House, 1921
Frame: CHAPMAN BROS. Label: Carvers, Gilders & Frame Makers 251, Kings Road Label: (fragment) OTTO S... 154 STILL LIFE. Near... are some cut lem... Barsac. Inscribed: (in brown ink) Oysters by Otto Scholder.. 6 Bedford Gardens.. W. Stretcher: NMW 260 21.TH 4 40 1/2 23 1/2 etm cuftmays (?) [or Zuftmens ?] Signed and dated: (bottom right) O S. 91