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 Bernard (Bernhard) Pothast  (1882 - 1966)

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Lived/Active: Netherlands/Belgium      Known for: genre, interior

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stan spray

Bernard Pothast painting
I came across, I think an original print, of A Happy Family it is 28"x22" and has some water damage and tear, but is in original frame which looks very old. Wondering approximate worth or where I could take to get appraisal.
Thank you


Bernard Pothast (Copyrighted CA Crane)
Thrice Blessed in my family since the 20s. The mother sitting at the table, window light from her right with 3 children, one in cradle the other two surrounding the first on her left. any value, I assume a reproduction but looks very much like it was painted with oil painted finish in a cracking state.

jim andrade

bernard pothast thrice blessed
I would like to know how much this painting of Bernard pothast thrice blessed is worth.i have it framed with a shcusters Milwaukee fine arts circular plaqe.

Barbara Broadbent

Pothast print
I have a small B. Pothast print- no determinable brush strokes- was my grandmothers
two girls sitting in chairs-one holding bowl and the other holding spoon
is this of any value? is it


thrice blessed
My mom has this oil painting but I am unsure if it is a reproduction. It belonged to her mother who now would be in her 90s. the brush strokes appear to be vertical with a brush half inch in width. The frame is sturdy, has some chipping and I am afraid to take it out of its frame to look for a signature. I am wondering if theres anywhere legit to have it appraised in Milwaukee or surrounding area. Also wondering if there is a painting already claimed to be the original. Thanks!

Dolly Ramirez

The Emty Bowl By Bernhard Pothast
I have a Bernhard Pothast painting called (THE EMTY BOWL) my uncle bought it at a garage sale. Its 2 little girls sitting on a table eating out of a bowl and the mother is sitting on a another chair next to them and next to the mother is a baby on the floor next to her in a carrier sleeping. .


Hi, I was wondering if anyone can tell me anything about a painting I purchased. It has Pothast Copyrighted C. A. Crane. It's of a mother with 3 children. One in a cradle/bassinet type and the other 2 children around the first. Thanks for any info.


A Childhood Mystery
I have a very old print as titled above by B.Pothast
What can you tell me about this print. Copy by Knapp Co NY 1878.

Tom Wilke

need help identifying painting
I have a Bernard Pothast painting named "The High Chair". I cannot find any picture with the same picture anywhere online. The picture is signed on the bottom right hand corner. Any help will be greatly appreciated

Cathy Denn

The Childrens Hour.
Have searched many times, but cannot find. Reproduced and copyright 1945, mead Johnson & Company. Has signed B. Pothast in right hand corner. Thank you.


Bernhard Pothast print
I have a 8x12 print with a pained window on the left, some flowers on a table, a little girl standing at the table, a girl looking at a paper (or book) on the opposite side(she is sitting) and another girl standing, a woman sitting to the right is observing the children at the table. A small child's chair is to the right of the woman (empty). The print is in a gold, wood frame with a brass plate at the bottom that says "Reading Lesson" Bernhard Pothast, copyright 1933 Mead Johnson and Co.
My question is when I've looked for this print a different one comes up for "the Reading Lesson". I can't seem to find this one ANYWHERE. Does anyone know the name of this print?

Jim Duke

Bernard pothast framed painting.
I have,what I believe to be an original framed painting called "Dutch Family Group". The frame isbeautiffully sculped and carved, as I have seen in other older Pothast works. The glass is poured glass wich,I believe helps date tis back to the mid 1920s or just a bit later. It has been handed down for 4 generations. Does anyone have more inf on this piece? I would appreciate any response. Thank You Jim


info on pothast painting
i found a painting by bernard pothast signed, approx. 8" by 10"
with two little girls sitting in chairs. the older girl is holding a bowl and spoon. there is a doll on the ground wearing a blue dress.


b.pothast"childrens pleasure"


Her first lesson
I have also a painting of Pothast, called ' the first lesson '.

We got it from our grandfather who lived in Rome and bought the painting.
He bought at # don't know when # at Galleria Battaggia.

I read the other comments and I can immagine that our picture is not original..but would like to know how we can discover this.


Roger Gipson

i recently acquired a painting from my elder mother of The First Fitting, by Bernard Pothast.I live in the Atlanta area but i dont have any idea where 2 go to check on any Value? Can anyone help me out?

cindy felker

name of print
I too have a print with the mother sewing and a little one age 2-3 sitting in a chair and the other chile 5-6 standing watching the mother. what is the name of the print?
thanks cindy

Donna Wondoloski

Pothast print
I recently purchased, from an estate sale, a signed print in frame with a small copyright in the right lower corner. I have searched the web for a simular painting and I cannot find one like it or even the name of the painting itself. The subject matter is of a little girl standing on the left admiring a baby in a cradle, the mother is seated on the right holding what looks to be a small garment, maybe mending. Behind the mother is a chest of drawers and in front of the chest of drawers is a childs chair. The baby's arms are reaching up towards her sister and her eyes are wide open. I would like to know the name of this print and its value. Any information would greately be appreciated. Thank you for your help!

j florek

finding info on painting
Painting by b. pothast copyright c.a.crane named Thrice Blessed on wood.frame is carved wood.size is 34"W by 29"H.very old Any info on it would be apprecaited


her first lesson
i have a paint of Pothast titled Her first Lesson e came from collection of the museum of Fort Worth, mia father sale it about 30 years ago in a art gallery in Rome. i hope there are more paints whit the same title. in other case, being sure of provenience of mine the others will be unoriginal. Scuseme for my terrible english

jack doremus

Bernard Pothast
Did Pothast ever paint beach scenes with children or do I have him confused with another artist?


Bernard Pothast, "The First Fitting"
My husband and I purchased this picture from an estate sale. It has a huge ornate gold frame around the picture with his signature at the bottom. There is no print number on it and we are not sure if it is original or not. How would we be able to tell? Any information would be greatly appreciated.


Search for painting's name
I saw a Pothast showing a woman sitting, sewing. To her right a 3-4 year old child sits, also sewing. Standing watching both of them is an older child, maby 5 or 6. What is the name of this painting, and is a print available?


Pothast painting
I have a beautiful painting signed by pothast and it has a mother, and 3 children in it. One child is in a cradle and the other two are beside the cradle. I got this painting from my grandfather and he said he got it at a sale many many years ago. Any information would be appreciated.


Her First Lesson?
We have a print(?) titled "Her First Lesson" but I have not been able to find any info about this Pothast work. Does anyone know anything about it and where the original is housed?

My mother bought this at a garage sale and the woman who sold it said she had received it as a wedding gift many years ago.

It is framed and at the bottom under the image in the white border it says:

Le Coup d'Essai - Der Erste Versuch
Il Primo Tentativo - El Primer Intento
(oil on canvas, 25 3/4" X 29 3/4", undated)

Collection of the Fort Worth Art Association, Fort Worth, Texas

I appreciate any feedback! Thank you!

Sean Waddell

Bernard Pothast Painting Info
I have an original Pothast, but have been unable to find any info about the painting online. Any suggestions.

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