Rudolf Helmut Sauter (1895-1977), Swan Song, oil on board, signed and dated 55, Art Exhibitions Bureau Flower Paintings (Series III) label verso, 60.5 x 50.5 cm (unframed) and the earthenware jug used for the composition, 22 cm high (2) See illustration
Report by GH
Provenance: given to the vendor by Pat Graham-Gardiner in 1984. PGG grew up with Rudolf Sauter and was adopted by the author John Galsworthy
The jug has a few chips. The painting has a few chips and marks and knocks around the edge, but generally ok. No sign of any restoration.