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Auction Description for Auctionata: Old Master & 19th Century Paintings
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Preview: A preview at Auctionata on Apr 08/09 is only possible by prior appointment. Contact: Tel: +49 30 9832 0221, E-mail: sales@auctionata.com
Sale Notes:
Along with works by old masters, we will also see several 19th Century paintings appear at this auction. It will include the accomplished work 'Serenade' by Carl Spitzweg and a turbulent sea depiction by prominent marine painter Hermanus Koekkoek. Spring will be properly ushered in with a floral still life by Berlin painter Gottfried Wilhelm Völcker.

Old Master & 19th Century Paintings

(100 Lots)

by Auctionata


100 lots with images

April 10, 2014

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Dutch Italianate School, 'Landscape with Travelers', 17th C

Lot 1: Dutch Italianate School, 'Landscape with Travelers', 17th C

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Description: Oil on canvas, relined Italy, second half of the 17th Century Dutch Italianate painter Gilded stucco frame Overall dimensions, framed: 110 x 171.5 cm Provenance: German private collection, formerly Gemäldegalerie Berlin (according to the present owner) A striking example of Dutch Italianate landscape painting in the 17th Century The present painting, traditionally attributed to Salvator Rosa (1615-1673), depicts a group of travelers resting before an open landscape. A herder drives his cattle over the hill, and a river winds through the valley in the middle ground. The attribution to the Italian landscape artist Salvator Rosa shows the deep influence that Rosa had on Northern painters active in Italy. The canvas has been relined and the paint shows some craquelure. There are some scatterd retouched areas. The stucco frame shows some traces of age and wear, such as minor material losses, mainly at the corners. The overall dimensions, framed, are 110 x 171.5 cm. The dimensions of the original canvas are 88 x 150 cm. The painting has been in a private collection since the end of the 1920s. According to the owner, it was directly acquired by the owner's family from the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin. A written document with information about the provenance can be provided on request.

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Jan Baptist Weenix (1621-1660), Resting Horseman, around 1650

Lot 2: Jan Baptist Weenix (1621-1660), Resting Horseman, around 1650

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Description: Oil on canvas, relined Netherlands, around 1650 Jan Baptist Weenix (1621-1660) - Dutch painter of the Golden Age Signed 'J. B. Wee***(f)' (on stone, lower left) Overall dimensions, framed: 93.5 x 110 cm Provenance: Collection of David Conrad Bernhard Hausmann (1784-1873), Hanover; 1857 acquired by Georg V., King of Hanover (1819-1878); from 1869 exhibited in the Provinzial Museum Hanover (Cumberland Gallery, Fideicommiss Gallery); 1925 auctioned at Rudolph Lepke, since then German private collection (on request detailed information from the Art Loss Register will be provided) Jan Baptist Weenix often painted idealized Italianate landscapes inhabited by realistically portrayed figures, as in this exquisite example - paintings by Jan Baptist Weenix fetch up to more than 370,000 euros at international auctions The painting by Jan Baptist Weenix depicts a horseman resting next to his horse before an archway and architectural ruins. A small hunting party, is visible in the distance. Behind the figures, the scenery opens up to an open southern landscape, with a city on the horizon. Jan Baptist Weenix, who called himself Giovanni Battista in his Italian years, began to depict Italianate landscapes with architectural capriccios at the end of the 1640s. He filled these landscapes with characters of all sorts: travelers, horsemen, children and beggars found their way into Weenix's paintings. This inclusion results in an interesting contrast between the romantic idealized description of the nature and the realistically depicted figures, often painted from life. The painting is signed lower left 'J. B. We***(f)'. The painting is in good condition considering its age. The canvas has been relined; the varnish is rather dark. A small loss of the canvas (2 x 0.5 cm), is concealed by the frame. There are some minor abrasions along the lower edges. There is a small restoration to the left sleeve of the horseman. The black-golden frame shows some age related marks. On the back of the frame is an old label from the Fideikommiss-Galerie. The stretcher frame shows some old inventory numbers. The canvas is painted with a red, crowned 'R'. The dimensions of the stretcher are 75 x 91 cm, whereas the framed painting measures 93.5 x 110 cm. Provenance The painting was exhibited in the Provincial Museum, Hanover (later renamed Landesmuseum Hanover). The provenance can be traced back to the collection of David Bernhard Conrad Haussmann (1784-1873). In 1857 he sold the painting to George V, King of Hanover (1819-1878). In the late 1860s, the painting was confiscated by the Prussian government andwas exhibited in in the Provincial Museum. Later, the painting was restituted to the Hannover Family and lent to the Fideicommiss Gallery. The picture was finally auctioned in 1925 at Rudolph Lepke and has since then been held in a German private collection (on request a detailed disclosure from the Art Loss Register will be provided) Jan Baptist Weenix (1621-1660) Jan Baptist Weenix was the son of an architect from Amsterdam who probably received his first artistic education from his brother in law and from Abraham Bloemaert in Utrecht and Claes Cornelisz. Moeyaert in Amsterdam later. Weenix lived in Rome in between 1642-47, where he joined the society of the Dutch and Flemish painters, called Bentveughels. He is known in Italy under his Italian name Giovanni Battista Weenix. He was extremely successful received commissions to paint for the pope amongst others. Two years after his return to Utrecht, he joined the St. Luke's guild specializing in Italianate landscapes and becoming very successful. His works hangs, amongst the others, in many US-American museums, in the Wallace Collection in London, in the Louvre and in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

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Dirck van Bergen (1645-1690), attr., Resting Shepherd, 17th C

Lot 3: Dirck van Bergen (1645-1690), attr., Resting Shepherd, 17th C

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Description: Oil on canvas, relined Presumably England, late 17th C Attributed to Dirck van Bergen (1645-1690) - Dutch landscape painter, active in the Netherlands and Great Britain In gilded, stucco frame that wears a label with the name 'Dirk van Bergen' Overall dimensions, framed: 88 x 104.5 cm Good condition An Italianate landscape painting attributed to Dirck van Bergen fetched up to more than 10,000 euros at Christie's; the auction record for a signed oil painting by Dirck van Bergen is currently at 21,000 euros A shepherd is resting with his cattle, leaning towards the trunk of the tree. He seems to have fallen asleep, with his head sunk on his chest and his limbs loose. The present landscape can be attributed to the Dutch painter Dirck van Bergen, who studied under Adriaen van de Velde, and depicts one of his characteristic wooden southern landscape.The painting is in overall good condition, showing common signs of age. The canvas has been relined. In one spot there is a minor loss of color in the upper right. There are some areas of retouching to the sky and head of one sheep. The frame shows traces of age and use. On its back appears an old label with the inventory number 'Gemäldeverwahr 554'. The stretcher frame measures 69 x 85 cm. The dimensions including the frame are 88 x 104.5 cm. Dirck van Bergen (1645-1690) Born in Harlem, Dirk van Bergen was a student of Adriaen van de Velde in Amsterdam. Van Bergen used to live in in Great Britain for some time but later returned to Harlem, where he was a friend of the younger Jan van Meer and eventually died in poverty in the year 1690. Some of his paintings can be found in the collections of Dresden, Berlin and Paris as well as Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp.

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David Teniers the Younger, Follower, 'The Cobbler', 17th C

Lot 4: David Teniers the Younger, Follower, 'The Cobbler', 17th C

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Description: Oil on copper Netherlands, 17th Century Follower of David Teniers II, the Younger (1610-1690) - Flemish painter Bears traces of signature 'D. Teniers' lower right Ornate stucco frame with foliage Overall dimensions, with frame: 48 x 43 cm Provenance: German private collection This high quality genre painting is the work of a follower of David Teniers the Younger and is characterized by a fine brushwork and great attention to the rendering of details The present painting depicting a shoemaker in his workshop is the work of a follower of the Flemish painter David Teniers II, the Younger (1610-1690). The fine painting is characterized by richness of detail, especially in the expressive faces of the characters. The influence of Teniers, whose representations of the lower classes life had a major impact on the Dutch painting of the 17th century, is particularly evident in the choice of the subject. The painting bears traces of a signature at the lower right, 'D. Teniers'. On the back is a label of Christie's East, New York, dating to the 1970s. The edges of the painting show some framing marks and minor paint flaking. Slight retouchings can be found along the edges and in a few small parts of the image. The ornate stucco frame with foliage has major wear marks, showing some blemishes and dryness cracks. The overall dimensions, including the frame, are 48 x 43 cm. The copper plate measures 31 x 26 cm. David Teniers II (1610-1690) The Flemish painter David Teniers II (the Younger) was born in Antwerp and studied with his father David Teniers I (the Elder). His later works show an influence of Peter Paul Rubens and Adriaen Brouwer. In 1633, Teniers was a member of the Guild of St. Luke in Antwerp. In 1651, he came to Brussels as a court painter, being in charge of the art collection of Archduke Leopold Wilhelm. For him, he created to the so-called 'Theatrum pictorum' in 1660, probably the first illustrated catalog of a collection of paintings. In 1664, Tenier founded the Antwerp Academy. David Teniers II was a very prolific artist, and his oeuvre includes tavern scenes, kermesses, guard rooms, alchemist and witch kitchens as well as biblical scenes. His genre scenes were extremely popular with art collectors of his time. Today, many of his works hang in almost every well-known art gallery, for example, in the Berlin and Dresden Paintings Gallery, the Uffizi in Florence, the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, the Museo del Prado in Madrid, the Louvre and the Kunsthistorische Museum in Vienna.

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Carel Fabritius (1622-1654), Circle of, Portrait of a Young Man

Lot 5: Carel Fabritius (1622-1654), Circle of, Portrait of a Young Man

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Description: Oil on canvas, relined Netherlands, 17th century Circle of Carel Fabritius (1622-1654) - Dutch painter A similar painting from Rembrandt's workshop from 1658 is held at the Musée du Louvre in Paris Dimensions: 46 x 37 cm Good conditon Provenance: German Private Collection A haunting portrait of a young man reminiscent of Rembrandt's portraits of his son Titus The present oil painting is the work of an artist active in the circle of Carel Fabritius (1622-1654) and depicts a young man. The strong chiaroscuro reminds of the early works by the Dutch painter, who were still strongly influenced by Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn. Thus, the present work closely compares with Rembrandt´s workshop portrait from 1658, now in the collection of the Musée du Louvre in Paris, which was previously thought to be a portrait of Titus, Rembrandt's son. The latter has been portrayed time and time again at various stages of his life by Rembrandt himself and his followers. The painting in good condition. There are slight retouchings mainly in the margins. The canvas is relined. The stretcher frame measures 46 x 37 cm. Carel Fabritius (1622-1654) Carel Fabritius, the son of a painter, came into contact with painting at a very young age. After his marriage in 1641, he moved to Amsterdam with his wife, where he applied to Rembrandt's workshop. Thus the early work by Fabritius shows significant stylistic similarities to the best works from the Rembrandt studio of this time. In 1650 he moved to Delft, where he joined the Delft painters' guild two years later. Even though very few pictures have survived from the time in Delft these late works have defined Fabritius's reputation. In these, he has developed his own artistic style, moving away from Rembrandt's influence and becoming interested in color and perspective. Many of his early works were in fact considered to be the works of the famous Dutch artist of the Baroque. Works by Carel Fabritius are held at the Louvre in Paris, the National Gallery in London and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

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Ferdinand Bol, Circle of, 'Portrait of a Lady', 17th Century

Lot 6: Ferdinand Bol, Circle of, 'Portrait of a Lady', 17th Century

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Description: Oil on panel Netherlands, 17th Century Circle of Ferdinand Bol (1616-1680) - Dutch painter and etcher Beautiful stucco frame Overall dimensions, with frame: 54.5 x 44 cm Good condition Provenance: German private collection This expressive portrait of a lady is the work of an artist of the circle of Ferdinand Bol, which is characterized by the high craftsmanship of the master This expressive portrait of a lady with black Dutch cap was painted during the 17th by an artist active in the circle of Ferdinand Bol ( 1616-1680). The artist has given evidence of his mastery in the face of the lady, whose flesh tones with reddish cheeks, fine glossy points and shining eyes are uniquely alive: the artist's prime aim was the detailed rendering of the sitter's expression as is evident by the great care of the rendering. The painting is in good condition. There are several minor restorations to margins, face and above the cap. The beautiful stucco frame is overall in good condition, showing a larger chip on the right edge and minor cracks and repairs in the stucco. The overall dimensions, with frame, are 54.5 x 44 cm. The wooden panel measures 39 x 27.5 cm.Ferdinand Bol (1616-1680) The Dutch painter and etcher Ferdinand Bol has become known for its high-quality portraiture. He studied with Jacob Gerritsz, Cuyp and Abraham Bloemaert in Utrecht. In Amsterdam, he became a pupil of Rembrandt. Bol's works are part of major museum collections, such as the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, the Alte Pinakothek in Munich, the National Gallery in London, the Louvre, the Hermitage and the Old Masters Gallery in Dresden.

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Isaac van Duynen (1628-1680), 'Fish Still Life', 17th Century

Lot 7: Isaac van Duynen (1628-1680), 'Fish Still Life', 17th Century

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Description: Oil on canvas, relined Netherlands, 17th Century Isaac van Duynen (1628 - circa 1680) - Dutch still life painter Indistinctly signed lower left Dimensions: 70.5 x 102 cm Provenance: German private collection The Dutch still life painter Isaac van Duynen was active in the Golden Age and is mostly recorded for his outstanding fish still lifes. The auction record for similar paintings is 12,000 euros at the international market The present still life is a work by the Dutch artist Isaac van Duynen (1628 - ca 1680). The fishes are painted in bright colors and clearly stand out from the dark. Amongst them, one can recognize the shining shell of a lobster. In the center of the painting appears a cat, who pitches into a fish. Lower left is depicted the raw flesh of a fish, which is in clear contrast to the background. The painting is indistinctly signed lower left. The work is in visually good condition with traces of wear. The canvas has been relined and the paint surface shows slight craquelure and framing marks. There are few small areas of retouching in the margins and in lower part of the painting. The dimensions of the work are 70.5 x 102 cm.Isaac van Duynen (1628-1680) The Dutch still-life painter Isaac van Duynen was born in Dordrecht and is mostly recorded for his fish still lives. He was probably a pupil of Jacob Gerritsz. Cuyp and was also called Deynen or Duijnen. Between 1651 and 1657, he lived in Rome. In the late 1650s, he went back to the Netherlands and settled in The Hague. In 1665, he became a member of the 'Confrerie Pictura'. Duynen was a follower of Pieter van Noort and Jan Davidsz de Heem. Works by Isaac van Duynen are on display in numerous museum collections, including the Museo Nacional in Havana, and the Museum of Lille.

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Aert van der Neer, Follower of, 'River Landscape', 18th C

Lot 8: Aert van der Neer, Follower of, 'River Landscape', 18th C

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Description: Oil on parqueted panel Netherlands, 18th Century Follower of Aert van der Neer (1603/04-1677) - Dutch landscape painter Overall dimensions, framed: 80 x 57 cm Provenance: German private collection A fine river landscape by a follower of important Dutch landscape painter Aert van der Neer This fine river landscape is possibly the work of a follower of the Dutch painter Aert van der Neer (1603/04-1677), one of the most important landscape painters of his time. Van der Neer's favorite subjects were river landscapes at sunset or at night. The present painting received significant influence of Aert van der Neer's paintings, especially in the choice of subject and the warm brown tones. The painting is generally in good condition according to its age, showing some framing marks. It shows some scattered areas of retouching. The gilded stucco frame is in good overall condition, showing small chips and losses in the upper right corner. The overall dimensions, including the frame, are 80 x 57 cm. The panel measures 40.5 x 65.5 cm. Aert van der Neer (1603/04-1677) The main subject of the Dutch painter Aert van der Neer were winter landscapes at night. Since 1629, he is documented in Amsterdam. He possibly received his artistic training with Campuysen in Gorkum. Today, Aert van der Neer is considered one of the greatest landscape painters of his time. His works are on display in major museum collections, for example in the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, and the National Gallery in London.

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Michiel van Musscher, Circle of,

Lot 9: Michiel van Musscher, Circle of, "Collectors Portrait", 17th C

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Description: Oil on canvas, relined Netherlands, 17th century Circle of Michiel van Musscher (1645-1705) - Dutch painter and etcher Overall dimensions, framed: 55.5 x 47.5 cm Good condition Provenance: German private collection Michiel van Musscher was a well-known painter in the 17th century and highly-appreciated for his portraits and conversation pieces. Many artists of his circle used his works as a source of inspiration The present painting is the work of an artist active in the circle of the master, during the 17th century. It shows the sitter on a chair, surrounded by some pieces of his collection. With his left hand he demonstrates an etching which clearly shows the portrait of the famous artist Rembrandt. From the 17th century on, prosperous European citizens gradually started to open their private art collections to a selected public. It was a common fashion to collect reproductions of paintings of famous artists which were used as a means of connoisseurship. The work is well presented. The canvas is relined and shows framing marks. There are a number of retouchings mainly at the upper areas of the painting and scattered tiny scratch marks. The wooden frame is painted and shows traces of use. The framed work measures 55.5 x 47.5 cm. The stretcher measures 42.5 x 34.5 cm. Michial van Musscher (1645-1705) The Rotterdam artist Michiel van Musscher was trained by well-known artists such as Abraham van den Tempel (1622-1672), Gabriel Metsu (1629-1667) and Adiaen van Ostade (1610-1685). In 1688, he acquired the civil right in Amsterdam. His conversation pieces were highly appreciated and appeared in the manner of his teacher Metsu. The artist also worked as a portraitist and was commissioned by personalities such as Peter the Great (1672-1725). Examples of his works are located at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Mauritshuis in Den Haag and the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam.

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Cornelius Huysmann (1656-1735), Circle of,

Lot 10: Cornelius Huysmann (1656-1735), Circle of, "Fire in the Town"

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Description: Oil on canvas, relined Netherlands, around 1700 Circle of Cornelius Huysmann (1656-1735) - Dutch landscape painter Overall dimensions, framed: 57 x 67 cm Good condition Provenance: German private collection The colorful painting shows a dramatic moment, fusing the influence of the Italian landscape painting with elements of the northern European art The present painting is a work of an artist active in the circle of the landscape painter Cornelius Huysmann, around 1700. Starting from the trees of the forest flanking the picture in the foreground, a small village is depicted at the foot of a mountain, far back in the distance. Dark smoke billows from the roofs into the sky, rendering the sinister atmosphere of the depicted scene. On the forest path at the lower left, three men can be recognized behind their dogs, running towards the burning town. This composition is a typical example of northern fascination with southern landscapes. Cornelius Huysmann was one of the Dutch masters, who paid particular attention to Italian artistic developments and mixed southern elements with northern ones. The painting appears in good condition. The canvas is relined. The paint surface has been consolidated and some discolored retouching affects the areas of the sky. The stucco wooden frame is gilded and appears in good condition with only small traces of age and use. The painted work measures 57 x 67 cm. The stretcher measures 35.5 x 45.5 cm. Cornelius Huysmann (1656-1735) Cornelius Huysmann started his artistic training with the Antwerp landscape painter Gaspard de Witte (1624-1681), followed by his apprenticeship at the well-known Jacques d'Arthois (1613-1686) in Brussels. His landscapes are influenced by Italianate paintings and were highly sought-after pieces. Huysmann was also commissioned by other artists to paint the landscapes into their works. As he was also highly appreciated for his depictions of figures and animals, he would be occasionally involved in the execution of these parts of other artist's works, too. Huysmann refused to follow an engagement at the French Court, due to linguistic barriers. Instead, he settled down in Mechelen in 1702 and became a successful painter, working independently. Examples of his works can be found in the picture galleries of Paris, Brussels, Dresden, Berlin and Vienna.

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Jan Evert Morel II (1835-1905), Wooded River Landscape, c. 1880

Lot 11: Jan Evert Morel II (1835-1905), Wooded River Landscape, c. 1880

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Description: Oil on canvas, relined Netherlands, around 1880 Jan Evert Morel II (1835-1905) - Dutch landscape painter and etcher Inscribed lower left 'B. C. Koekko**' (by unknown hand) Overall dimensions, framed: 68.5 x 91.5 cm In a period frame Good condition - a detailed condition report by Dr. Bernd Bünsche (former head of restoration at the Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum, Kiel) will be provided on request Provenance: German private collection, see old photographs of the art collection A romantic landscape, painted with great virtuosity in the style of the famous Dutch landscapist Barend Cornelis Koekkoek (1803-1862); the auction record for a similar painting by Jan Evert Morel II is 38,000 euros This idyllic landscape oil painting is the work of Jan Evert Morel II, the most talented follower of the famous Dutch landscape artist Barend Cornelis Koekkoek (1803-1862), whose name the image bears lower left. It depicts a sunlit landscape with a family resting by the banks of a river whilst a herdsman drives his cattle and sheep along a forest track; in the distance, the silhouette of a fortified town, which could be identified with Kleve. The composition is beautifully balanced - anchored by two tall trees in the center and wispy clouds in the sky to the right and shows the quality of a miniature in the rendering of the details. The outstanding quality of the painting, the convincing provenance (the painting is in private collection since the end of the 19th Century), and the inscription 'B. C. Koekko**', that was probably added at an early stage (the craquelure goes through it) made an attribution to Barend Cornelis Koekkoek (1803-1862) for a long time very plausible. After a close examination by leading Koekkoek experts, the landscape has been restituted to the oeuvre of Jan Evert Morell II. The painting is overall in good condition. The canvas has been relined. The surface shows minor framing marks. There is a discontinuous band of retouching along the edges; scattered areas of retouching are affecting the sky. The work bears the signature 'B. C. Koekko**' added by an unknown hand; the last two letters are no longer visible. A detailed condition report by Dr. Bernd Bünsche (former head of restoration at the Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum, Kiel) can be provided on request. The frame shows light signs of age. Framed, the work measures 68.5 x 91.5 cm. The stretcher frame measures 57.5 x 80 cm. Jan Evert Morel II (1835-1905) Born 1835 in Amsterdam, the son of the Dutch marine artist Casparus Johannes Morel (1798-1861) Jan Evert Morel II learned his art from his father, but specialized in extensive, wooded landscapes. The work by Barend Cornelis Koekkoek (1803-1862) certainly had a major influence on Morel´s output. Morel's paintings can be found in the Museum Boymans-van-Beuningen in Rotterdam, in the Museum Bistum van Vliet and in the Koekkoek Museum in Kleve.

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Johan Barthold Jongkind (1819-1891), 'Shipping in Harbour'

Lot 12: Johan Barthold Jongkind (1819-1891), 'Shipping in Harbour'

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Description: Pencil and colored pencil on paper France, 1886 Johan Barthold Jongkind (1819-1891) - Dutch landscape painter Signed and dated 'Jongkind 1886' lower right Overall dimensions, framed: 39 x 45 cm Good condition Provenance: German private collection The drawings and watercolors by Johan Barthold Jongkind are characterized by a freshness of vision. Similar works on paper fetch up to 5,000 Euros at international auctions This delicate pencil drawing by the Dutch landscape painter Johan Barthold Jongkind was executed in 1886. The artist has depicted the hustle and bustle in a Dutch canal, in which to ships are moored for delivery and collection of goods. The fine lines as well as the impressive deal of details seem remarkable, as the artist had not seen his home country since his last visit in 1869. The artist was able to render the impressions and sceneries of landscape in his studio, though he probably had some sketches. The work is in good condition considering its age. It is signed and dated 'Jongkind 1886', lower right. The paper is slightly browned and mounted with adhesive stripes into a passe-partout. Pale humidity stains are visible in the area of the sky and the water. The drawing measures 23.2 cm in height and 29.3 cm in width. The simple wooden frame is gilded and sometimes shows tiny nicks with material loss. In addition, unobstrusive traces of inactive worm infestation can be detected. The height of the frame measures 39 cm und the width measures 45 cm. Johan Barthold Jongkind (1819-1891) The Dutch artist Johan Barthold Jongkind started his career in 1837 as a student of Andreas Schelfhout (1787-1870) at the Academy of Art in The Hague. While he was initially inspired by Dutch landscape painting of the 17th century, Jongkind apparently adopted new courses when he became a pupil of Eugène Isabey (1803-1886) in Paris in 1846. It was the time, when Jongkind met personalities such as Daubigny, Baudelaire, Nadar, Rousseau and Corot, who led him to combine the characteristics of historical Dutch landscape painting with the developments of contemporary French landscape painting. Despite his great successes at the Paris Salon, the artist was impaired by strong mental diseases, so that he eventually moved to the quiet areas of the Normandy in 1862. Here, he made acquaintance of Claude Monet (1840-1926) and Eugène Boudin (1824-1898), who introduced him to their plein-air painting. The watercolors of these years are executed with such a freshness of vision that Jongkind can be recognized as one of the early forerunners of the Impressionist movement. Today, his works are traded internationally and belong to famous collections such as the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.

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Hermanus Koekkoek I 'Fishing Boats in Stormy Water', 1859

Lot 13: Hermanus Koekkoek I 'Fishing Boats in Stormy Water', 1859

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Description: Oil on panel Netherlands, 1859 Hermanus Koekkoek I (1815-1882) - Dutch marine artist Signed and dated 'H Koekkoek 59' lower left Overall dimensions, framed: 29.5 x 38.3 cm Good condition Provenance: German private collection Hermanus Koekkoek I was the most famous artist of the Koekkoek dynasty of painters. His marine pieces were mostly depictions of the Dutch coast and showed the hustle and bustle of harbors and coastal lines. Paintings by Hermanus Koekkoek the Elder are regularly traded on international auctions. Comparable pieces fetch up to 25,000 Euros at international auctions The marine painter Hermanus Koekkoek I painted this expressive work 'Fishing Boats in Stormy Water' in 1859, shortly after he had retired from the urban bustle of Amsterdam and settled in the rural area of Amsterveen. With great skills, the artist has worked on the small-sized panel and created a piece that combines all the facets of his keen sense for the changing moods of the sea and the forces of nature. The horizon is pushed well below the center of the image to create enough space for the towering, gray and black clouds, which remind of the strong winds on the coast. Two fishmen observe the already dangerously inclined ships in the middle of the scene, whose sails are already clearly tighten against the coming storm. The painting is in a good condition considering its age. It shows minor framing marks. The upper part of the painting shows few slight retouchings. The work is signed and dated at the lower left 'H Koekkoek 59'. The simple wooden frame is in good condition with minimal traces of age and use. It measures 29.5 cm in height and 38.3 cm in width. The dimensions of the panel are 23.2 x 31.8 cm. On the back side of the panel there is a small label with hand-written specifications. Hermanus Koekkoek I (1815-1882) The marine painter Hermanus Koekkoek I was the youngest of the four brothers who founded a true dynasty of painters who belonged to the most important Dutch artists of the 19th century. He became a member of the Royal Academy in Amsterdam in 1876 and was a recognized and very much sought-after artist. His works usually depict impressions of the Dutch coast. The works by Koekkoek the Elder are in the collections of international museums such as the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Mappin Art Gallery in Sheffield or the Maritshuis in Den Haag.

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Abraham Hulk Senior (1813-1897), Ships in Calm Water, 19th C

Lot 14: Abraham Hulk Senior (1813-1897), Ships in Calm Water, 19th C

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Description: Oil on panel Netherlands / England, 19th century Abraham Hulk Senior (1813-1897) - Anglo-Dutch painter and draughtsman Signed lower right 'A. Hulk Sr' Overall dimensions, framed: 36 x 47.5 cm Very good condition Provenance: German Private Collection An atmospheric painting by the renowned marine painter; comparable seascapes by Abraham Hulk Senior fetch over 50.000 Euros at international auctions This oil painting by Abraham Hulk Senior (1813-1897) shows a typical theme in the painter's oeuvre. The Anglo-Dutch artist is renowned for his seascapes showing a strong influence of Dutch marine painting. The present work depicts a Mediterranean coast with ships on a calm sea. Hulk rendered the vast sky and the quiet, shallow water with luminous colors, thus masterly capturing the early evening atmosphere of a calm day at sea. Like all his work this maritime painting is defined by a virtuously captured atmosphere. Hulk was a master of composition and a virtuoso at conveying the atmosphere of boats at sea in all kinds of weather. The painting is in very good condition with minor framing marks. The frame is also in very good condition. The framed work measures 36 x 47.5 cm. The panel measures 26.5 x 38.7 cm. Abraham Hulk Senior (1813-1897) Abraham Hulk was the head of a renowned family of artists, his brother and sons also being painters. He first studied under the portrait painter Augustus Daiwaille (1786-1850) and later at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. Between 1833 and 1834 Hulk traveled to New York and Boston, where he exhibited his works. Back in the Netherlands he lived in Amsterdam for several years. In 1870 he returned to England where he showed his works at the Royal Academy in London. Hulk became well-known for his seascapes in the tradition of Dutch marine painting. During his lifetime his romantic paintings, which combined technical craftsmanship, attention to detail and a special sensitivity to nature, were highly sought after. Works by Abraham Hulk are presented in numerous international naval museums.

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Jacobus Abels (1803-1866), 'Moonlight Marine', circa 1850

Lot 15: Jacobus Abels (1803-1866), 'Moonlight Marine', circa 1850

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Description: Oil on panel Netherlands, circa 1850 Jacobus Theodorus Abels (1803-1866) - Dutch painter Signed lower right, 'Abels' Overall dimensions, framed: 29 x 34 cm Good condition Provenance: Austrian private collection River landscapes by moonlight were Abels' main subject. The auction record for similar paintings is over 27,000 euros This marine landscape by moonlight is the work of Dutch painter Jacobus Theodorus Abels (1803-1866), dating to circa 1850. The painting is in the tradition of Dutch marine paintings, which came to a first bloom in the 17th century as an independent genre. Until the 19th century, shipping of all kinds were the main themes in these paintings. Abels' work is characterized by a classic attention to detail in the depiction of the boats, while the lighting shows the typical atmospheric mood of the 19th century. The painting is signed lower right, 'Abels'. It is in good condition, showing slight framing marks. The ornate frame is in used condition, showing some bigger losses of material on the left. The overall dimensions, including the frame, are 29 x 34 cm. The panel measures 22 x 27.5 cm. Jacobus Theodorus Abels (1803-1866) Born in Amsterdam, Theodorus Jacobus 'Jacob' Abels was a student of animal painter Jan van Ravenswaay . In 1826, he traveled to Germany and settled in The Hague on his return. From 1849 to 1853, he lived in Harlem. He later moved to Arnhem.

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Antonio De Simone Workshop, Two Captain's Paintings, c. 1890

Lot 16: Antonio De Simone Workshop, Two Captain's Paintings, c. 1890

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Description: Gouache on paper Italy, circa 1890 Workshop of Antonio De Simone (1851-1907) - Italian marine painter Pair of captain's paintings in a storm and on the coast of Naples Each sheet inscribed lower center, 'S. S. Boskenna Bay' Overall dimensions, with frame: 65 x 89 cm, sheet size: 45 x 59 cm Provenance: German private collection Captain's paintings were often depicted from the 18th to the early 20th century. They were mostly commissioned by captains, who used them as a souvenir. De Simone and his workshop were specialized in ship depictions in the port of Naples The present gouaches were most likely executed in the workshop of the Italian marine painter Antonio De Simone (1851-1907), who was specialized in ship depictions in the port of Naples. They depict the SS Boskenna Bay, an English steamer, on the high seas, as well as in front of the harbor of Naples. The gouaches were probably celebrating the safe arrival of the ship to the harbor, after resisting a strong storm. Both paintings are inscribed lower center, 'S. S. Boskenna Bay'. The works are in visually good condition. In parts there are some touch ups and retouched scratches as well as a few small color losses. One sheet shows a retouched tear to the upper right edge. Due the technique the sheets are a little wavy. The sheets are matted. The gilded black wood frame has very few wear marks. The overall dimensions, with frame, are 65 x 89 cm. The sheet dimensions are 45 x 59 cm. Antonio De Simone (1851-1907) Antonio De Simone and his father Tommaso De Simone (c. 1805-1888) are among the most important Italian marine painters of their time. Antonio primarily worked in gouache, while Tommaso mainly painted in oil. Antonio specialized in ship depictions in the harbor of Naples. His clients were mostly the captains themselves. A characteristic element of Antonio De Simone's ship paintings is the bright blue in the sky and sea. Works by Antonio De Simone were in great demand during his lifetime, especially among sailors. In recent years, there is again an increasing interest for his works in the international art market, as they are rare on the market. Simone representations of coastal headlands are among the most sought after works.

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Étienne Jeaurat (1699-1789)‚ attr., Painting, Gourmet, 18th C

Lot 17: Étienne Jeaurat (1699-1789)‚ attr., Painting, Gourmet, 18th C

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Description: Oil on canvas, relined France, 18th century Attributed to Étienne Jeaurat (1699-1789) - French painter Impressive 18th century frame Overall dimensions, framed: 108 x 100 cm This painting of a gentleman banqueting is in the typical style of the famous French painter - a comparable composition depicting a cheerful drinker, attributed to Étienne Jeaurat, fetched up to more than 12,000 euros in 2013 The present genre painting vividly portrays a gentleman banqueting, and is executed with great care of details in the rendering of the sitter´s expression as well as the food still life. The painting has been attributed to Étienne Jeaurat. The present scene can be closely compared with other convivial depictions of the painter, such as 'The Poet Alexis Piron at the Table with his Friends, Jean Joseph Vade and Charles Colle' (Louvre), or 'Le buveur' (art Market, Monaco, 1992). The fine depiction shows the painters skills in the treatment of light and depiction of details, somehow reminiscent of works by the Jean Siméon Chardin, who closely influenced Jeaurat.Das Gemälde ist in einem altersgemäßen Zustand. Die Leinwand wurde doubliert. Ein kleiner nur teilweise retuschierter Einriss (ca. 6 cm) mit Farbabplatzung befindet sich im rechten unteren Darstellungsbereich und wurde verso hinterlegt. Stellenweise finden sich kleine Retuschen an den Rändern und Kanten.The painting is in age appropriate condition. The canvas has been relined. In the lower right part of the image a small tear (6 cm) with loss of color is visible. It has been retouched in parts and patched on reverse. There are some small areas of retouching to the edges and margins. The gilt 18th century frame is overall in good condition, displaying some small losses. The overall dimensions with frame are 108 x 100 cm, the stretcher frame measures 91 x 84 cm.Étienne Jeaurat (1699 -1789) French painter and etcher Étienne Jeaurat was a pupil ofNicolas Vleughels, who took him to Rome in 1724 for an extended stay. After returning to Paris, Jeaurat became member of the Royal Acedemy in 1733. Achieving considerable success from his historical and mythological works, his portrays and still lifes, Étienne Jeaurat is remembered above all for his lively genre and street scenes. His works can be seen in many French Museums, further, in Oxford, Moskau, St. Petersburg and Dublin.

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Jean -Antoine Watteau - after, 'Fêtes Vénitiennes', circa 1900

Lot 18: Jean -Antoine Watteau - after, 'Fêtes Vénitiennes', circa 1900

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Description: Oil on canvas Presumably France, circa 1900 After Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684 -1721) - French Rococo painter Copy after Watteau's original composition in the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh (1718 /19) Gilded stucco frame Overall dimensions, with frame: 51 x 45 cm Good condition Provenance: German private collection Watteau was a master of gallant scenes, which were widely spread through his prints The present work derives from the painting 'Fêtes Vénitiennes' (1718/19) of the French Rococo painter Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684 -1721), now in the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh. The artist has painted the present version after a print of 1732. The seated musician is traditionally identified with a self-portrait of Watteau, while the dancer in the center is considered the mistress of the Duke of Orleans. Her dancing partner is Nicolas Vleughels, a Flemish painter and friend of Watteau. The painting is in good condition showing some wear marks. There a few parts with barely visible dents caused by the pressure of the stretcher. The gilt stucco frame is overall in good condition, showing some cracks and losses at the lower right. The overall dimensions, with frame, are 51 x 45 cm, and the stretcher measures 42 x 36 cm. Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684-1721) Jean-Antoine Watteau began his artistic education at the age of 10 with Jacques-Albert Gérin in Valenciennes. In 1702, the young artist moved to Paris, where he started working as a stage painter with Claude Gillot, and later as a decoration painter with Claude Audran, the custodian of the Galerie du Luxembourg. He was accepted at the Academy in 1708, and he became a member in 1717, after applying for it with his painting 'The Embarkation for Cythera' (now in the Louvre). Watteau is often considered the most important painter of the French Rococo and is known as the inventor of the 'Fêtes Galantes'. His works are on display in major museum collections, for example in the Louvre or Eremitage. Greater collections of his works can be found in Sanssouci castle in Potsdam, and in the Wallace Collection in London. Due to the legal obligation for the resale royalty in the art market the following applies: As a result of its membership in the AV Kunst, Auctionata charges additionally to the hammer price the contribution to the AV Kunst of currently 2.1% of the revenues from the sale of fine arts and photographs pro rata towards the buyer. More information about royalty right in our T&C.

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French School, Gouache

Lot 19: French School, Gouache "Capriccio View", 19th C

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Description: Gouache on paper French School 19th C Inscribed and signed with monogram "TIVOLI GP." lower right Good condition Overall dimensions, framed: 29 x 24 cm Provenance: Private collection, United Kingdom The present capriccio view is a fine example of the vedute genre, which bloomed during the 18th Century and epitomized the Rococo ZeitgeistThe present gouache depicts a fantastic view of an Italianate shore, with ruins, vessels, fishermen and figures, occupied in a variety of actions. The composition is not topographically accurate: the painter selected elements from the nature and balanced them to create an ideal landscape in the tradition of vedutismo. The gouache is in good condition. There is a small number of stains in some areas of the sky. At the upper right edge, the paper is minimally dented. The work is inscribed and signed with monogram "TIVOLI GP." in the box at the lower right corner. The gouache is framed in a passe-partout, behind glass. The wooden frame is colored in black and gold and shows some scattered material losses. The framed work measures 29 x 24 cm. The gouache itself measures 22 x 16.6 cm.

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French School, 'Pastoral Landscape', 18th Century

Lot 20: French School, 'Pastoral Landscape', 18th Century

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Description: Oil on canvas, relined France, 18th Century Gilded stucco frame Overall dimensions, with frame: 37.5 x 45 cm An idyllic landscape depiction in the style of François Boucher, one of the greatest masters of the French Rococo The present painting is the work of a 18th century French painter. The idyllic pastoral landscape is rendered in the style of the time and shows influences from François Boucher (1703-1770), one of the most important landscape painters of the French Rococo. The artist of the present composition has particularly concentrated on the lighting, which bathes the composition in an atmospheric evening light. The canvas has been relined around the margins. The paint surface shows some craquelure and a tiny hole in the canvas on the right. Some scattered retouchings can be seen. The gilded stucco frame shows minor losses to the corners. The overall dimensions, framed, are 37.5 x 45 cm; the stretcher measures 28 x 37 cm.

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Barbizon School, Oil painting 'Sunset', circa 1850

Lot 21: Barbizon School, Oil painting 'Sunset', circa 1850

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Description: Oil on paper, laid down on canvas France, circa 1850 Barbizon School, circle of Théodore Rousseau (1812-1867) Inscribed on the stretcher 'Théodore Rousseau / N 319' and artist plaque on frame Overall dimensions, with frame: 33 x 43.5 cm Provenance: German private collection A work of the Barbizon School, in which the painter has captured an atmospheric sunset in an open landscape This delightful landscape at sunset dates circa 1850 and is the work of a painter of the Barbizon School, founded by Théodore Rousseau ( 1812-1867). The paintings of the Barbizon School are characterized by a realistic depiction of nature. This fine painting is determined by the glowing evening light, to which the perspectives converge on the horizon, bathing the green trees and meadows in a romantic atmosphere. The stretcher is inscribed on the back, 'Théodore Rousseau / N 319'. On the front, there is a plaque with the name of the artist, Théodore Rousseau. The picture appears to be in good condition. The paper is laid down on canvas. The paint surface shows in parts slight stains and a few small scattered retouchings. The frame has some chips in places. The overall dimensions, with frame, are 33 x 44.5 cm, the stretcher frame measuring 23 x 34 cm.The Barbizon School The School of Barbizon consisted of a group of French landscape painters that got together in the middle of the 19th Century, united in the idea of finding a new way of painting, free from academic traditions. The movement met in Barbizon, a small French village in the forest of Fontainebleau, where from one went into nature to paint under the open sky and capture the results on canvas. The artists' colony had been founded in 1830 by Théodore Rousseau (1812-1867) and existed until 1870; during this time it influenced the landscape painting all over Europe. Characteristic of the paintings of the Barbizon School are the small format, the remarkable realism of the depiction and the creation of the sketches in the open air.

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Stanislas Lépine (1835-1892) , 'Seine at Sèvres', 1862

Lot 22: Stanislas Lépine (1835-1892) , 'Seine at Sèvres', 1862

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Description: Oil on canvas, relined France, 1862 Stanislas Lépine (1835-1892) - French painter Signed and dated lower right, 'S Lépine 62' Gilt stucco frame Overall dimensions, with frame: 54.5 x 84 cm Good condition Provenance: Swiss private collection In his oeuvre, Lépine visited the subject of the Seine several times. The auction record for similar works by Lépine is over 200,000 euros The present painting is a typical work of the French painter Stanislas Lépine and dates to 1862. It depicts a view of the Seine at Sèvres, near Paris, showing the everyday hustle and bustle of the people on the shore. The subtle and finely nuanced color range enhances the painting with a calm harmony. The painting is signed and dated lower right, 'S Lépine 62'. It is in a good condition with only one area of retouching in the center of the painting. The canvas has been relined. The gilt stucco frame is in good condition with only a few small chips. The overall dimensions, framed, are 54.5 x 84 cm, and the stretcher measures 30.5x 60.5 cm.Stanislas Lépine (1835-1892) In 1869, the French landscape painter Stanislas Victor Edouard Lépine met Camille Corot and became his student. Also, the works of Barthold Jongkind had a great impact on his oeuvre. Lépine mainly painted landscapes, especially views of the Seine. In 1874, Lépine took part in the first Impressionist exhibition with Nadar in Paris. Today, works by Lépine are on display in major museum collections, for instance the Hermitage, the Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay, and the National Gallery in London.

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Alfred de Dreux (1810-1860), 'Riding Gentleman' , 1852

Lot 23: Alfred de Dreux (1810-1860), 'Riding Gentleman' , 1852

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Description: Oil on canvas France, 1852 Alfred de Dreux (1810-1860) - French painter Lower right signed 'A. d Dreux' and dated 'Paris 1852' Verso stamp of canvas manufacturer Jeanbin, Paris Gilded ornament frame Overall dimensions, with frame: 97 x 86 cm Provenance: Private Swiss collection The horse portraits of the court painter to Emperor Napoleon III have already been successful during the artist's lifetime. The auction record for similar paintings is more than 1 million euros The present painting of a riding gentleman is the work of French painter Alfred de Dreux (1810-1860). In 1852, de Dreux started to work as court painter to Napoleon III. During this time, de Dreux also painted some works depicting the sport of horse riding. The present painting portrays a proud nobleman sitting on a black stallion in front of a landscape backdrop. The fine portrait testifies to the great skill of the artist, which becomes evident especially in the detailed representation of the rider's costume, the running movement of the horse, and the atmospheric lighting. The painting is signed lower right, 'A. d Dreux', and dated 'Paris 1852'. The canvas is unlined with few patches on the reverse. There are two repaired tears and a number of small punches, otherwise, the paint surface is relatively fresh. Inspection under UV light reveals some small areas of retouching to the background. The gilded wood frame shows some losses of material. The overall dimensions, with frame, are 97 x 86 cm. The stretcher frame measures 74 x 59 cm. Alfred de Dreux (1810-1860) Born in Paris, the painter Alfred de Dreux is especially recorded for his horse depictions. Due to the large success of his works at the Paris Salon in the first half of the 19th century, he was appointed court painter to Emperor Napoleon III. De Dreux came from a family of painters and was influenced by Thédore Géricault, a friend of the family. He received his artistic training with his uncle Pierre -Joseph de Dreux, and later with Léon Cogniet. From 1831 to 1859, de Dreux regularly exhibited at the Paris Salon. Besides rider portraits, de Dreux painted history paintings, carriage and dog depictions. He also worked as etcher and lithographer. In 1852, he received several commissions for rider portraits by Napoleon III. Today, works by de Dreux are on display in major museum collections, such as the Museum of Fine Arts in Leipzig, the Neue Pinakothek in Munich, the Louvre, and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg.

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Camille Dolard le Jeune (1810-1884), Gentleman, 1860

Lot 24: Camille Dolard le Jeune (1810-1884), Gentleman, 1860

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Description: Oil on canvas, relined France, 1860 Camille Dolard, also named 'le Jeune' (1810-1884) - French portrait- and still life painter as well as photographer Signed and dated 'Dolard Jeune. 1860' (central left) Overall dimensions, framed: 123.5 x 102 cm This large scale portray of an elegantly dressed gentleman from the late Biedermeier period is characterized by careful execution and vivid representation of the portrayed - paintings by Camille Dolard are rarely on offer and fetch up to more than 9,000 euros at international auctions This painting by the French painter and photographer, Camille Dolard, also named 'le Jeune', was executed in 1860. It depicts an elegantly dressed gentleman, sitting at a table. The sitter, looks towards the viewer, holding a porcelain cup with gold rim and a pipe. The simple interior and realistic elaboration are characteristic for Biedermeier paintings. The painting is signed and dated 'Dolard Jeune. 1860' (central left). It is in good condition considering its age. The canvas has been relined and there is a number of scattered areas of retouching. A slight indentation with minor loss of color is visible in the upper right area. The frame shows slight traces of age as well. The overall dimensions including the frame are 123.5 x 102 cm. The stretcher frame measures 101 x 81 cm. Camille Dolard, aka „le Jeune" (1810-1884) Camille Dolard, also named 'le Jeune', was born 1810 in Lons-le-Saunier. He was a student at the École des Beaux Arts in Lyon under Renvoil and Bonnefond. During the time from 1855/65 to 1884, his portraits and still lifes were regularly exhibited in the Lyoner Salon.

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Léon Légat (1829-?), Portrait of a Young Girl, 19th C

Lot 25: Léon Légat (1829-?), Portrait of a Young Girl, 19th C

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Description: Oil on canvas, relined France, 19th century Léon Légat (1829-?) - French painter Signed lower left 'Legat' Overall dimensions, framed: 149.5 x 113 cm Provenance: Private Collection, Belgium An unusual subject matter for the French painter; the auction record by Léon Légat is set at over 68,000 Euros This oil painting by Léon Légat depicts the portrait of a young girl posing for the artist in a fur trimmed coat, holding her hat in the right hand. With her left hand, she leans onto a small table and clutching a paper scroll. This is an exceptional subject for the French artist, who is known mainly for his pastoral genre scenes. The work is rendered with great attention to detail: the tassels on the draped curtain, the feather adorning the hat or the lace trimming the dress are depicted with a very fine brush work. The painting has distinctly modern echoes which can be found in the composition as well as the execution. The canvas is relined and with small color losses mainly in the margins. There are two horizontal restored tears in the center of the image. In parts with areas of retouchings along the edges and in the background. The frame show signs of wear with light material loss. The framed work measures 149.5 x 113 cm. The stretcher frame measures 128.5 x 92.5 cm. Léon Légat (1829-?) Léon Légat was a student of the French history painter Louis Martinet. From 1848 onwards he regularly exhibited his works at the Salon de Paris. As a favorite subject matter he usually chose rural life, rendering mills, markets and taverns.

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François Flameng (1856-1923), Dance for Napoleon and Josephine

Lot 26: François Flameng (1856-1923), Dance for Napoleon and Josephine

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Description: Oil on canvas, relined France, around 1890 François Flameng (1856-1923) - French painter of the late 19th century Signed 'François Flameng' lower right Wide ornamented and gilded frame Overall dimensions, framed: 98.5 x 118 cm Provenance: Private Collection of North Rhine-Westphalia A vivid work by Flameng, who perfectly captured the Mediterranean atmosphere; paintings by the French artist fetch over 210,000 Euros on the international art market The present painting by François Flameng (1856-1923) depicts a dynamic composition with vigorous brushwork culminating in the moving figure of a flamenco dancer who performs in front of Napoleon, Emperor of France, and his wife Josephine. The dancer is accompanied by two seated guitar players. The scene is presented in the courtyard of a Mediterranean architectural scenery with a cypress. The bright sunlight beats strong shadows on the facade in the background of the court where French soldiers are depicted amongst a group of spectators. The work is part a series of genre scenes depicting the Napoleonic period, which created the 'War painter of France' created around 1890. Only one further version of the subject can be located on the art market. The sketch-like execution suggests that our painting is possibly a preliminary study in its original size to a hitherto undocumented painting. The painting is in overall good condition. The canvas is relined, two long vertical tears to the canvas were thus closed (right, each approx. 30 cm). In the upper left corner there is a larger area of retouching, otherwise only a few scattered retouchings. The work is signed 'François Flameng' lower right. The frame shows some losses. The framed work measures 98.5 x 118 cm, the stretcher framed measures 81 x 99.5 cm. François Flameng (1856-1923) François Flameng received his first artistic training from his father, the painter Léopold Flameng (1831-1911). He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, as a student of the history painter Alexandre Cabanel. Already at the young age of 19 Flameng participated in the annual exhibition of the Salon de Paris. In 1879 he was awarded the grand prix of the Salon for his work 'L'appel des Girondins'. In 1889 he was again honored with the grand prix. In 1905 he was appointed as a lecturer at the Académie des Beaux-Arts and became a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in the same year. Flameng preferably painted history paintings, genre scenes and portraits of personalities of his time, which allowed him make a name for himself. Works by François Flameng are on display in the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, the Musée d'Orsay in Paris and the Royal Collection in London.

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John F. Herring I (1795-1865), 'The Horse Mill', circa 1850

Lot 27: John F. Herring I (1795-1865), 'The Horse Mill', circa 1850

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Description: Oil on canvas England, circa 1850 John Frederick Herring I (1795-1865) - English animal painter Signed 'J H Herring' lower right Overall dimensions, framed: 52.5 x 85 cm Provenance: Swiss private collection John Frederick Herring I is considered to be one of the most significant animal painters of the 19th Century. Similar paintings fetch up more than 200,000 euros on the international market The present painting is the work of John Frederick Herring I (1795-1865) and dates around 1850. The painting depicts a horse mill on a farm, and the running horses are the center of the composition. Horses were one of the favorite subjects of the painter. The detailed rendering of the fine fur and the movements of the horses testify to Herring's great artistic skill. The painting is signed lower right, 'JH Herring'. The paint surface shows some craquelure, light framing marks, and a few areas of paint losses. There are some small areas of retouching to the upper part of the image. The gilded wood frame shows several losses of paint. The overall dimensions, including the frame, are 52.5 x 85 cm. The stretcher frame measures 40.5 x 71 cm. John Frederick Herring Sr. (1795-1865) Born in London, John Frederick Herring (1795-1865) was a famous painter in Victorian England. From 1836, he used the supplement 'senior' in his name, after his son John Frederick Herring Jr. had also become known as a painter. John Frederick Herring Sr. is regarded as one of the foremost animal painters in the mid-19th century. He began his career with the painting of carriages and horse depictions for public houses. At that time, he was known as the 'artist coachman'. He was soon hired by the British upper class as a painter of racehorses. Due to his acquaintance with the successful painter Abraham Cooper, he was able to increase his visibility. He made paintings for great historical figures, such as the Duc d'Orleans, the Duchess of Kent and Queen Victoria. Around 1850, Herring moved to rural Kent in southeast England, living in Meopham Park near Tonbridge. There, he focused on rural scenes and hunting depictions. Herring's paintings were very popular and exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, the British Institution, and the Society of British Artists. Today, his works are displayed in many important collections, for example at the Tate Gallery, the Royal Collection, and the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.

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William Adolphus Knell (1802-1875),

Lot 28: William Adolphus Knell (1802-1875), "Marine Motive by Night"

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Description: Oil on canvas, relined England, around 1850 William Adolphus Knell (1802-1875) - Marine painter of the 19th century Signed "Adolphus Knell" lower right Overall dimensions, framed: 28.5 x 34 cm Good condition Provenance: Austrian private collection The artist William Adolphus Knell is well-known for his small sized paintings of boats in a moonlight atmosphere. Similar works fetch up to 6,000 Euros at international auctions The present painting by the London artist William Adolphus Knell depicts a calm moonlit seascape. The moon appears behind the clouds at the horizon, while his shimmer illuminates the firmament with delicate silver colors. The work is in a good condition considering its age. It is signed "Adolphus Knell" at the lower right. The canvas is relined and shows small framing marks. There are some scattered retouchings, mainly in the margins. In the center a tiny restoration is visible. The wooden frame is gilded and is in good condition with small traces of age and use. It shows a brass label with the artist's name and biographical data at the lower center. The stretcher measures 17.7 x 23 cm. The canvas measures 28.5 x 34 cm. William Adolphus Knell (1802-1875) The London artist William Adolphus Knell was an important marine painter of the 19th century. Between 1825 and 1866, he exhibited his works regularly at the Royal Academy and was occasionally commissioned by highly respected personalities such as Queen Victoria. In his paintings he mainly depicted views of the English coast and sometimes included representations of historic ships of past centuries. Old Dutch masters of his genre had a great stylistic impact on his artistic development, whereas towards the end of his life, Knell increasingly approached the English School. Some sources estimate that William Callcott Knell (c. 1830-1876) presumably was his son, who also became a highly appreciated marine painter. Examples of works by William Adolphus Knell can be found in the National Museums of Scotland and the National Maritime Museum in London.

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Lucas van Leyden, Circle of,

Lot 29: Lucas van Leyden, Circle of, "The Adoration of the Magi" 16th C

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Description: Oil on cradled wood panel Germany/Flanders, 16th century Circle of Lucas van Leyden (1494-1533) - Dutch painter, engraver and draftsman We are grateful to Dr Vogelaar for kindly suggesting that the present painting is derived from a lost work by Lucas van Leyden (see E. Lawton Smith, The paintings of Lucas van Leyden, nr. C 18) Overall dimensions, framed: 90.5 x 119 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Monaco The present painting is derived from a lost original painting by Lucas van Leyden and shows the deep influence on the artists of his circle The present painting is a work of an artist active in the circle of Lucas van Leyden in the early 16th century and depicts the Adoration of the Magi. In the painting, Mary sits in the center on the ground, carrying Christ on her lap. She is flanked by Melchior and Balthasar, who kneel at her feet and bring the newborn their gifts. Kaspar joins the scene from the left, demonstrating his gift in the forthcoming moment. The figures are presented in a foreshortened scenery of a ruin. In the background, Joseph steps out of a barn to watch the actions in the foreground. At the back end of the ruin, two boys lean against a wall, observing the adoration from behind. The painting captures through the fine detailing of the figures. The work appears in a good condition. The varnish is clean and the colors look fresh. There are traces with partial material losses, where the frame has rubbed. There is a fine, horizontal split slightly above the half-length of the painting, which has been restored. Besides, the paint shows some scattered retouchings. The wooden frame is painted in gold and dark blue. It appears in good condition with small traces of age and use. The framed work measures 90.5 x 119 cm. The panel measures c. 71.5 x 99 cm.Lucas van Leyden (1494-1533) Lucas Hugensz van Leyden began his apprenticeship at his father's workshop in Leiden and received further training through the well-known Leiden master Cornelis Engebrechtsz (c. 1462-1527). As a young painter, engraver and draftsman he met Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528 ) in Antwerp in 1521, whose unusual engraving and woodcut techniques were to influence all his further artistic output. In 1527, van Leyden and Jan Mabuse (1478 to 1532 ) went on a trip to Zeeland, Flanders and Brabant, in the course of which they also met with other artists of their generation; e.g. Jan Gossaert (c. 1478 1532). Although he occasionally executed religious subjects in his paintings and altars, Lucas van Leyden was always successful in gently integrating depictions of reality, too. Today, examples of his works can be found in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

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Martin de Vos (1532-1603) - circle of, 'Allegory of Abundance'

Lot 30: Martin de Vos (1532-1603) - circle of, 'Allegory of Abundance'

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Description: Oil on panel Netherlands, um 1600 Circle of Martin de Vos (1532-1603) - Flemish painter and representative of Dutch Mannerism Overall dimensions, framed: 26.5 x 23.5 cm Good condition Provenance: German private collection Being a major representative of the Dutch Mannerism, Martin de Vos was appointed dean of the Antwerp Guild of St. Luke in 1572/78 and therefore influenced many subsequent generations of artists This painting is a work of an artist active in the circle of the Flemish painter Martin de Vos and shows a lady sitting at a table, holding a bag of gold coins. The fine fabrics of her garment, the pearls in her hair and, not least, the golden coins themselves, lead to identify the figure with an Allegory of Abundance. These subjects, with which the Mannerist artists referred to the interpretive skills of their audience, were often engraved and found great popularity. The painting is in good condition with small traces of age. The edges show some marks with tiny losses. On the left side, there is a small retouching visible at the lower edge. The panel measures 16.5 x 13 cm. The beautiful, hand-carved and gilded frame shows only minor traces of age. It measures 26.5 x 23.5 cm. Martin de Vos (1532-1603) Having completed his first apprenticeship, the Antwerp artist Martin de Vos (1532-1603) went on a study trip to Rome, Florence and Venice, not uncommon for the artists of his generation. He entered the workshop of the famous Venetian artist Jacopo Tintoretto, who became a source of inspiration for his entire later output. Back from Italy, de Vos was admitted to the Guild of St. Luke in 1558 and became an acclaimed artist, with a bustling workshop. In 1571, he was appointed deputy president of the guild and in 1572/78 he was finally promoted to the dean. His oeuvre comprises mainly portraits and church's fittings with religious themes, as well as numerous drawings that served as template for his beautiful engravings. He is considered one of the main representatives of Dutch Mannerism and his works can be found in the museums of Antwerp, Ghent and Seville, as well as Albertina in Vienna.

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Peeter I Neeffs (1578-1656/61),

Lot 31: Peeter I Neeffs (1578-1656/61), "Pair of Church Interieurs"

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Description: Oil on copper Netherlands, 17th century Peeter I Neeffs (1578-1656/61) - Dutch painter of church interiors Both signed with monogram "P.N." Good condition Overall dimensions, framed: each 16.5 x 19.5 cm Provenance: German private collection, from the 1980s Almost miniature like in format, the present paintings capture the space of fantastic church interiors, described in the most minute detail. They are a high quality example of the works by Pieter Neeffs the Elder, the famous church interior painter. Similar works are quite rare on the market and rather sought after by international collectors The present pair depicts imaginary views of Gothic church interiors. Neeffs dedicated here extreme attention to details and to the depiction of each architectural element: the decorative features, the floors, the large carved tombstones, the rich tabernacles, the altars. One plate represents the interior of a Gothic cathedral by candlelight, whereas the other shows a day view. In the latter composition, the building holds a strong resemblance to the Antwerp Cathedral. As usual in his oeuvre, Neeffs combined real elements with fantastic ones and described the interiors in different light conditions, showing the artist's strong interest in the rendering of light effects. The tradition of architectural painting began to develop in the Netherlands during the 16th century. Views of church interiors particularly flourished during the 17th century, when artists such as Pieter Saenredam (1597-1665) and Emmanuel de Witte (c. 1617-1692) produced detailed representations of actual and fantasy architecture as main subjects of their compositions. The popularity of such a genre illustrates that churches in the Netherlands played an important role in everyday life. The day interior is signed with the artist's monogram "P.N." upper right, on a pilaster. The night interior is similarly signed in the center left with the monogram "P.N." On the latter, there is a further monogram "P.N." added to the lower golden edge, possibly by a different hand. Both works and appear in good condition. Both works show scattered tiny framing marks. Traces of tiny old retouching can be found. Each plate has been pierced, upper center. The works both measure 9.8 x 6.8 cm. The hand-carved gilt wooden frames are in good order. The framed works measure 16.5 x 19.5 cm, each.Peeter I Neeffs (1578-1656/61) The Antwerp artist Peeter I Neeffs specialized in architectural interior painting. He spent the early part of his career under Hendrick van Steenwijck the Younger. Later in his career, the artist occasionally worked with figure painters such as Frans Francken the Younger (1581-1642) and David Teniers the Younger (1610-1690); he also worked with his son, Peeter Neeffs the Younger (c. 1620-1675). He became a member of the city's Guild of Saint Luke in 1609. Examples of his works are located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London und the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Wien.

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Daniel Seghers (1590-1661), Circle of, 'Garland', 17th Century

Lot 32: Daniel Seghers (1590-1661), Circle of, 'Garland', 17th Century

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Description: Oil on canvas, relined Netherlands, 17th Century Circle of Daniel Seghers (1590-1661) - Dutch painter Overall dimensions, with frame: 96.5 x 96.5 cm Generally in good condition Provenance: Belgian private collection A high-quality painting of an artist active in the circle of Daniel Seghers, which delights with a variety of flowers and a freshness of colors The present painting depicting a flower garland was painted by a Dutch artist active in the 17th century in the circle of Daniel Seghers (1590-1661). The garland of flowers was a favorite motif of Seghers, with which he won a lot of imitators during his lifetime. The presented painting delights with the variety of the flowers and the freshness of the colors.The painting is generally in good condition and has some wear marks. The canvas has been relined. The paint surface shows slight framing marks. The painting has small areas of retouching, especially to the edges. The gilt stucco frame has some damaged points and small losses due to inactive woodworm. The overall dimensions, including the frame, are 96.5 x 96.5 cm. The stretcher frame measures 82 x 83 cm. Daniel Seghers (1590-1661) and circle Born in Antwerp, the painter Daniel Seghers received his artistic training with the painter Jan Brueghel. He then stayed in Rome for some time. He is mostly recorded for the depiction of garlands of flowers surrounding sacral subjects, often collaborating with Rubens' pupils, such as Abraham of Diepenbeeck, Cornelius Schut, Erasmus Quellinus II, and Theodoor van Thulden. In addition, Seghers also depicted flowers in bouquets and vases and often worked in grisailles.

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Abraham van Diepenbeeck, Circle of, 'Crucifixion', 17th Century

Lot 33: Abraham van Diepenbeeck, Circle of, 'Crucifixion', 17th Century

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Description: Oil on canvas Netherlands, 17th Century Circle of Abraham van Diepenbeeck (1596-1675) - Painter of the Antwerp School Dimensions: 250 x 157 cm Provenance: Swiss private collection Rubens' pupil Abraham of Diepenbeeck had a decisive influence on the Antwerp artists in the 17th Century. The present painting is an impressive example of religious art from the Dutch Golden Age The present painting depicting the 'Crucifixion of Christ' is the work of an artist from the circle of Abraham van Diepenbeeck. The scale of the painting indicates that it was probably commissioned for an altar, possibly for a church in the catholic Antwerp. Dutch altarpieces are not frequent, as the country was mainly protestant. Diepenbeeck's oeuvre shows the influence of his teacher, Peter Paul Rubens, as clearly noticeable in the present painting. Particularly beautiful are the objects lying under the cross, which represent a sort of sacred still life. The pigments are still fresh in the lighter areas of the painting. The paint surface shows framing marks and areas of paint losses, mainly to the edges. It was lifted in parts and consolidated. Scattered areas of retouching are visible. The dimensions of the painting are 250 x 157 cm.Abraham van Diepenbeeck (1596-1675) and the School of Antwerp Since the 16th century, Antwerp became an important center of artistic production. In 1560, more than 300 masters were recorded in the city. In the 17th century, Dutch painting developed to its full bloom ('Golden Age'). Abraham van Diepenbeeck (baptized in 1596 - 1675), a pupil and assistant of Peter Paul Rubens, settled in Antwerp around 1623, and from 1641 he was director of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. He painted portraits, as well as mythological and historical scenes. He started with glass paintings, and continued to paint in oil after a stay in Italy. During the reign of Charles I in England (1625-1649), Diepenbeeck went to England and illustrated two manuals on horsemanship. Today, works by Diepenbeeck can be found in major museum collections, such as the Hermitage, the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Royal Collection in London.

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Peter Paul Rubens - after,

Lot 34: Peter Paul Rubens - after, "The Infanta of Spain", 18th C

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Description: Oil on paper laid down on canvas Presumably Netherlands, 18th century After Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) - Flemish baroque painter and diplomat Overall dimensions, framed: 71.5 x 61.5 cm The present portrait of Isabella Clara Eugenia of Spain (1566-1633) in a nun's habit is derived from an original composition by Peter Paul Rubens, which was much copied during the 17th and 18th century This finely executed painting shows the portrait of Isabella Clara Eugenia, daughter of Philip II of Spain. It is presumably the work of a Dutch artist, who executed it during the 18th century. A closer look reveals that the painting is a copy of the portrait by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), who portrayed the Regent as a clergy in 1625. Isabella had retired from her secular life and joined the Third Order of St Francis, since her husband Albert VII had died in 1621. The depiction was painted on paper and was then laid down on canvas. In some areas of the robe, the paper is detached from the canvas and has slightly lifted up and shows some fine tears. The paint shows retouched areas, however the face appears almost not affected. On the verso, the canvas has been underlayed with small pieces of canvas at two points. The wooden frame is gilded and shows clear traces of age. The frames work measures 71.5 x 61.5 cm. The stretcher measures 64 x 54 cm.

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Hispano Flemish School, 'Salvator Mundi', 17th Century

Lot 35: Hispano Flemish School, 'Salvator Mundi', 17th Century

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Description: Oil on paper, laid down on cardboard Flanders/Spain, 17th century Overall dimensions: 51 x 36.5 cm Provenance: German private collection The Hispano-Flemish School developed as a consequence of the trade relations between Spain and Flanders in the 17th century. It is characterized by an inclination to realism, derived from the Early Netherlandish painting The present work depicts Christ as 'Salvator Mundi', the Redeemer of the World. In Christian iconography, this type of image is determined by clear specifications: Christ, crowned by a glowing halo, is presented from the waist up and with his right hand giving a blessing. In his left hand he holds the imperial orb, symbolizing the Saviour's dominion of the world. From the 17th century or even earlier, when trade relations between Spain and Flanders began to establish, Spanish artists would be sent officially to Flanders to get in contact with the Flemish masters, whose principles and traditional techniques were received and interpreted with great interest. A particular style developed from the artistic movement and spread in different artistic centers in the Spanish kingdom. The paper work was laid down on cardboard. The paper is slightly torn with minimal losses of material at the upper and lower left corner. There are a number of scattered retouchings, especially in the background and on the robe. In the upper part of the painting, the surface is slightly damaged by tiny nicks and fine scratches. On the backside there is a handwritten note, reading 'Provient de la Collection de Mr Durandel. Attribué à Giotto'. The work measures 51 cm in height and 36.5 cm in width.

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Jacob Marrel (1614-1681), Pronk Still Life, 17th Century

Lot 36: Jacob Marrel (1614-1681), Pronk Still Life, 17th Century

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Description: Oil on canvas Germany, 17th Century Jacob Marrel (1614-1681) - German still life painter Authenticity verbally confirmed by Dr. Fred G. Meijer, curator at the Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie, The Hague Overall dimensions, framed: 60.2 x 71 cm Provenance: German private collection This pronk still life by the German painter Jacob Marrel is a feast for the senses. Marrel's still lifes fetch up over 350,000 euros on the international auction market The present pronk still life is the work of the German painter Jacob Marrel (1614-1681). Dr. Fred G. Meijer, curator at the Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie, The Hague, verbally confirmed the authorship of the painting. Besides flower depictions, pronk still lifes were Marrel's favorite subject. During the 17th century, the Dutch pronk still life developed from the market and kitchen pieces, becoming an independent genre, whose popularity lasted for centuries. The painting is in general good condition, showing some light wear marks. Inspection under UV light reveals some small scattered retouchings. The wooden frame is in very good condition, showing some minor wear. The overall dimensions with frame are 60.2 x 71 cm. The stretcher frame measures 48 x 58.5 cm.Jacob Marrel (1614-1681) Since 1624, Jacob Marrel lived in Frankfurt am Main, where he was a pupil of Georg Flegel. Around 1630, he worked for Jan Davidsz. de Heem in Utrecht , where he mainly devoted himself to still life painting. In 1679, he was settled in Frankfurt. Some paintings by Jacob Marrel are signed with his Latinized name Jacobus Marrellus. Marrel's works are on display in major museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem, and the Staatliche Kunsthalle in Karlsruhe.

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Tintoretto, Circle of, Portrait of a 'Iuris Consultus', c. 1600

Lot 37: Tintoretto, Circle of, Portrait of a 'Iuris Consultus', c. 1600

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Description: Oil on canvas, relined Italy, around 1600 Inscribed 'HERCULES FORTECIA IUR.SCON. ÆTATIS SUÆ XXXII' Circle of Tintoretto (1518-1594) - Italian painter Impressive three-quarter-length portray of a juris consultant Overall dimensions, framed: 154 x 132 cm This portray of a juris consult is a very good example of official portraiture of Venetian Republic in the 16th century The present three-quarter-length portrait depicts a young man in a black coat in front of a dark background. The sitter can be identified as 'Hercules Fortecia' (Ercole Fortezza); the portrayed has rested his hand upon a compendium of Roman law from the late Antique, which bears the title 'PANDECTAE'. 'Pandects' or 'Digests' were rediscovered in the High Middle Ages and had immediately a huge impact as they form the most important part of the Roman Corpus of laws. The inscription on the left that reads 'Iuris Consultus' identifies depicted as a jurisconsult. The painting derives from the Venetian models of the late 16th century, and come rather close to the oeuvre of Alessandro Maganza (1548-1623), a painter from Vicenza who lived in Venice and was particularly influenced by Tintoretto and Veronese. The present painting can be closely compared with the portrait of Giovanni Battista Imperiali today in the Pinacoteca Civica of Vicenza. The surname 'Fortezza' is originally of Vicenza and seems to support the possibility of such an attribution.The painting is well presented; the canvas has been relined, slight framing marks and minor blemishes to the edges are visible. A few areas of discolored restoration to the flesh tones are can be found. The overall dimensions, framed, are 154 x 132 cm, the dimensions of the stretcher frame are 127 x 104 cm. The elaborate frame is in good condition with traces of age and use.Jacopo Tintoretto (1518-1594) The famous Venetian painter Jacopo Tintoretto was born in 1518 as the son of the textile dyer Battista Robusti, who's profession led to the byname 'Tintoretto'. After studying in Titian's studio for only a short period of time, the artist obviously carried on learning his traits autodidact. Nevertheless he started out orientating his painting style after Titian's color palette and Michelangelo's drawings; his motto beingI desegni di Michelangelo e il colorito di Tiziano but soon found his very own painting style. A study trip to Rome in 1547/48 intensified his interest in medieval art and the works of Michelangelo. Throughout his life Tintoretto predominantly painted in Venice, which is why he is seen as one of the masters of Venetian painting of the 16th Century, next to Titian and Veronese. His early works show a relatively loose brushstroke, a dark color palette and an expressive treatment of religious subject matters. His painting 'Miracle of St. Mark' from 1548 is characterized by the dynamic movement of powerful bodies. Due to this energy and the heightened sense of dramatic in his work the artist is soon named 'Furioso'. The commissions mainly come from within Venice, such as his works for the Scuola di San Rocco, the eight large battle scenes for the Mantuan Ducal Palace commissioned by Duke Ganzaga, or his altar paintings for the various Venetian churches. These works truly show the quintessence of the artist's work: the construction of a depth within the picture plane, the arranging of figures to emphasize the architecture, the perceptible rhythm of the picture plane, the concentration as well as the direction of light and the grainy application of paint with a dry brush. Tintoretto is regarded as the master of the Venetian mannerism and his works forecast the taste of baroque.

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Italian School, 'Christ on the Cross', 18th Century

Lot 38: Italian School, 'Christ on the Cross', 18th Century

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Description: Oil on canvas, relined Italy, 18th century Overall dimensions: 65.3 x 57.5 cm Provenance: German private collection This piece of art refers to a north-Italian style from the early 16th century and it captivates through its quiet and introspective expressiveness The present painting is the work of an Italian artist active during the 18th century and shows a depiction of the suffering Christ on the cross. The battered body is presented from the waist up and slightly from below, so that the drama of the dying Saviour is increased cautiously. Although the wounds of the crown of thorns and the chest are still bleeding, yet the quiet introspective expression of Jesus exudes peace and reconciliation. The painting recalls north-Italian examples from the early 16th century.The painting is in a restored but optically appealing condition. At the lower right edge there is a minor loss of color. In parts the painting has been retouched and has a tiny punch in the upper left margin. The canvas is relined. The work measures 65.3 cm in height and 57.5 cm in width.

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Caravaggio (1571-1610) Follower, 'St. John', 17th Century

Lot 39: Caravaggio (1571-1610) Follower, 'St. John', 17th Century

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Description: Oil on canvas, relined Italy, 17th Century After an original by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) in the Pinacoteca Capitolina, Rome Overall dimensions, with frame: 163 x 119 cm Provenance: German private collection Caravaggio is certainly one of the most significant artists ever; the present painting depicting St. John is a high quality and striking homage to the great Italian master The present painting depicting St. John is the work of an artist active during the 17th century and is after an original composition by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610), now in the collection of the Pinacoteca Capitolina in Rome. St. John is shown as a youthful figure in front of a scenic background. Sitting in a lateral, dynamically twisted posture, he has turned his head directly to the viewer. His attributes - the fur robe, the cane cross and the lamb - clearly identify him as John the Baptist. The present painting shows some variations compared to the original version. The painter has depicted a lamb instead of Caravaggio's ram, and he has added St. John's cane cross, returning to a more traditional iconography. The painting is well presented considering its age, showing some light wear. The canvas has been relined and is slightly crackled and warped. The paint surface is slightly thin in parts and shows framing marks and some light scratches. There are areas of retouchings (in part discolored), especially affecting the flesh tones and white cloth of St. John. The ornate frame is in good condition, showing a few small chips. The overall dimensions with frame are 163 x 119 cm, the stretcher frame measuring 152 x 108 cm. Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) The works of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio have been extremely influential for the later artistic development in the entire Europe. Rome was in this time the center of the artistic production per se, and painters from all over Europe came into the city. Especially artists from the Netherlands wanted to study the art of the great Italian master. Even Rembrandt, who was never in Italy and learned about Caravaggio only by his Dutch followers, was deeply influenced by Caravaggio. Amongst the most striking artistic features of the Caravaggism is the move to a 'radical' realism and the use of a dramatic chiaroscuro. Caravaggio was gradually forgotten the centuries after his death, but his art experienced a great rediscovery in the 20th century by the art historian Roberto Longhi.

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Jusepe de Ribera, Circle of, 'Jerome in the Wilderness', 17th C

Lot 40: Jusepe de Ribera, Circle of, 'Jerome in the Wilderness', 17th C

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Description: Oil on canvas, relined Italy, 17th Century Circle of Jusepe de Ribera (1591-1652) - Spanish painter Dimensions: 45 x 39 cm Provenance: German private collection The naturalistic style of the works by Jusepe de Ribera, active in Naples at the beginning of the 17th Century, significantly influenced the Neapolitan 17th Century School This painting is a work of a painter, who was active in the close circle of Jusepe de Ribera (1591-1652) in Naples. Ribera is regarded as one of the most influential painters of the 17th century, and he had a large number of followers. One of Ribera's favorite subjects was the depiction of saints and hermits, which seem to have influenced the present work. In particular, the depiction of St. Jerome was enormously popular, as Ribera's several autograph versions and prints testify. The painting shows some significant wear marks due to its age. The paint surface has partially lifted, and has been consolidated in the past with retouching to much of the background. The canvas has been relined. There is a small loss in the canvas to the lower edge. The dimensions of the painting are 45 x 39 cm. Jusepe de Ribera (1591-1652) Born in Valencia, Jusepe de Ribera was active in Naples in the early 17th century. Because of his nationality, he was called 'lo Spagnoletto' (the little Spaniard). Ribera studied the works of Raphael and the Carracci in Rome, as well as those of Correggio in Parma and Modena. In Naples, he was influenced by Caravaggio's works. In 1630, he was a member of the Accademia di San Luca in Rome. In 1644, he received the Order of Christ by the Pope. He also worked as court painter to the Duke of Osuna, Viceroy of Naples. Ribera can be considered one of the most influential painters for the Neapolitan 17th century School. He had a large number of students and followers, including Aniello Falcone, Francesco Fracanzano, and Luca Giordano. Works by Ribera are on display in numerous major museum collections, including the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Kunsthistorische Museum in Vienna, the National Gallery in London, and the Wallfraf-Richartz Museum in Cologne.

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Bernardo Strozzi, Circle of, 'Christ with Moneylenders', 17th C

Lot 41: Bernardo Strozzi, Circle of, 'Christ with Moneylenders', 17th C

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Description: Oil on canvas, relined Italy, 17th Century Circle of Bernardo Strozzi (1581-1644) - Italian Baroque painter Overall dimensions, with frame: 94 x 117 cm Provenance: German private collection Bernardo Strozzi is one of the most important exponents of 17th Century 'colorism', and he significantly influenced the artists both in Genoa, Venice and other Italian cities This decorative painting is the work of an Italian artist active in the circle of Bernardo Strozzi (1581-1644). It can be compared with Strozzi's painting 'Christ with Moneylenders in the Temple', now in the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest. The painter of the present work has taken over and modified numerous details, for example the distinctive red robe of Christ and his posture, which shows Christ laying one hand on a balustrade. The bearded moneylender holding a coin in the hand is also derived from Strozzi's original composition. The painting appears in good condition with marks of wear due to its age. The paint surface presents some craquelure. Inspection reveals some small scattered areas of retouching. The brown wood frame has only slight signs of wear. The overall dimensions, including the frame, are 94 x 117 cm. The stretcher frame measures 73 x 95 cm. Bernardo Strozzi (1581-1644) The Genoese painter Bernardo Strozzi, also called 'Il Prete Genovese' ( the Genoese priest) and 'Il Cappuccino', was a Capuchin monk from 1598, and a secular clergyman from 1610. Since 1630, he lived in Venice. Strozzi is considered one of the most important exponents of 17th century 'colorism', which is characterized by a general lightening of the Venetian color range. Today, his works are on display in many major museum collections, including the Alte Pinakothek in Munich, the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, the Accademia in Venice, and the Kunsthistorische Museum in Vienna.

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Domenico Vaccaro attr., Pair of Mythological Scenes, 18th C

Lot 42: Domenico Vaccaro attr., Pair of Mythological Scenes, 18th C

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Description: Oil on panel, with gold ground Italy, 18th Century Domenico Antonio Vaccaro (1678-1745) attributed - Italian painter, sculptor and architect Pair of mythological scenes depicting 'Diana and Endymion' and 'The Rape of Proserpina' Overall dimensions, with frame: each 70 x 92 cm Provenance: Belgian private collection The present paintings are presumably works by the painter, sculptor and architect Domenico Antonio Vaccaro (1678-1745), who was active in Naples in the first half of the 18th Century. They depict two mythological scenes, featuring 'Diana and Endymion', and the 'Rape of Proserpine'. In Greek mythology, Endymion was the eternally young lover of the moon goddess Selene, who was later identified with Artemis and the Roman Diana. The Rape of Proserpina is a subject often depicted in the history of art. It illustrates the rape of Kore, daughter of Demeter (Roman Ceres) by Hades (Pluto), the ruler of the underworld. Both paintings have some traces of wear. The panels are slightly bowed and show traces of an inactive woodworm infestation on the back. The paint surfaces have slight framing marks, and minimal paint flaking. One painting shows uneven, overpainted areas on the lower edge. There are small retouchings, particularly in the lower part of one painting. The gilt wooden frames have some chips due to age. The panels measure 60.5 x 83.5 cm. The overall dimensions, including the frame, are 70 x 92 cm. Domenico Antonio Vaccaro (1678-1745) The Italian painter, sculptor and architect Domenico Antonio Vaccaro received numerous commissions for churches in Naples. He studied mathematics, drawing and architecture and was a pupil of his father, the sculptor Lorenzo Vaccaro, as well as the painter Francesco Solimena, amongst the most influential artists in Naples at the end of the 17th Century. Domenico Vaccaro's works are influenced by both the Baroque and Rococo movement. His main works in Naples include the majolicas in the convent of Santa Chiara, the sculpture 'Guardian Angel' in the Basilica of San Paolo Maggiore, the sculptures in the Certosa di San Martino, and the construction of the Palazzo dell'Immacolatella. Amongst his most significant paintings, the allegorical cycle of the Palazzo Reale in Naples (1738) is of particular note.

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Pietro Longhi, attr., 'Nobleman with Hunting Dog', Mid-18th C

Lot 43: Pietro Longhi, attr., 'Nobleman with Hunting Dog', Mid-18th C

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Description: Oil on canvas, relined Italy, mid-18th Century Attributed Pietro Longhi (1702-1785) - Italian painter Expertise of Giuliano Briganti (1987) available Exhibition: Mostra di Pittura Antica, Galleria d'arte al Corso, Triest 1942 (?), catalogue no. 76, with preface by D. Fiocco Gilded stucco frame Overall dimensions, with frame: 55 x 46 cm Provenance: From a Swiss private collection Pietro Longhi's representations of Venetian society are a significant source for the cultural history of Venice The present painting is attributed to the Italian painter Pietro Longhi (1702-1785). The authorship has been confirmed by a number of Italian scholars, including Giuliano Briganti. Longhi is recorded for his portraits and genre scenes of Venetian society, and his patrons included high-ranking Venetian families. Longhi visited the present theme in more occasions; other hunting scenes, dating from the 1760s are in the Pinacoteca Querini Stampalia in Venice, formerly in the Venetian Donà delle Rose Collection. The painting shows some wear due to its age. The canvas has been relined. In the center of the image a small tear is visible. There are slight areas of retouching to the edges and to the figure of the nobleman. The gilt stucco frame shows some losses. The overall dimensions, with frame, are 55 x 46 cm. The stretcher frame measures 44 x 33.5 cm. The painting is accompanied by an expertise of Giuliano Briganti (24 December 1987).Pietro Longhi (1702-1785) The Venetian painter Pietro Longhi is recorded for his frescoes, altarpieces, portraits, and genre scenes. His patrons included high-ranking Venetian families, for example the Grimani, the Querini, and the Pisani. In 1756, he joined the 'Accademia di pittura e scultura' in Venice. Longhi's early paintings were inspired by the late-Baroque movement. The works of Giuseppe Maria Crespi, who had turned away from the traditions of academic painting, had a great impact on the young painter. Inspired by the innovative artist, Longhi started to paint genre scenes. His detailed, sometimes humorous depictions of Venetian society are a significant source for the cultural history of Venice.

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Titian (1490-1576) - manner of,

Lot 44: Titian (1490-1576) - manner of, "Man in a Fur Trimmed Coat"

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Description: Oil on canvas, relined Italy, late 18th century Manner of Titian (1490-1576) - Venetian painter of the Renaissance Overall dimensions: 46.5 x 38.4 cm Good condition Provenance: German private collection An outstanding portrait of direct impression and psychological rendering that is reminiscient of the great master paintings by Titian The present portrait of a young gentleman was painted by an artist active in the late 18th century. It depicts a bearded man, slightly turned to the right and from the chest upwards. The painter certainly knew the works of Venetian masters and the great achievements in portrait painting of the 16th century. In this manner, the painting required a very talented master who clearly created an homage to Titians output. The work appears in good condition considering its age. The canvas is relined and shows very few framing marks. A tiny loss of material can be found in the lower right corner. The stretcher measures 46.5 x 38.4 cm. The works comes without a frame.

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Piedmont School, Two Chinoiserie Panels, 18th Century

Lot 45: Piedmont School, Two Chinoiserie Panels, 18th Century

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Description: Watercolor and bodycolor on paper, laid down on canvas Italy, 18th Century Two Chinoiserie panels from the Piedmont School Dimensions: 288 x 115.5 cm Provenance: Belgian private collection The present Chinoiserie panels stand in the tradition of the China enthusiasm in 18th Century Europe. They delight with their beautiful forms and fresh colorsThe present Chinoiserie panels were painted by an artist active in the Piedmont School. They follow the trend of European paintings in the 18th century, which were based on Chinese models. These works depicted and ideal Chinese world, and derived from a general interest in exoticism, and from the desire for a peaceful 'empire' with literary and philosophically educated inhabitants.The paintings show some wear, but are, in general, well presented with fresh colors. Areas of paint losses, one with a bigger paint loss (c. 5 cm x 6 cm), discolored retouching, and staining are visible. Both paintings show a small tear in the central part. The dimensions of the panels are 288 x 115.5 cm.

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Giacomo van Lint (1723-1790), attributed to,

Lot 46: Giacomo van Lint (1723-1790), attributed to, "Roman Campagna"

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Description: Oil on canvas, relined Italy, 18th century Attributed to Giacomo van Lint (1723-1790) - Roman landscape painter Overall dimensions, framed: 34.2 x 29.9 cm The small sized paintings by Giacomo van Lint were enthusiastically collected by foreign travelers on the Grand Tour. Accordingly, a number of his works are still located at English private collections The present painting shows an idyllic landscape of the Roman Campagna and is attributed to Giacomo van Lint. The artist was born in Rome and specialized in depictions of beautiful landscapes in an atmospheric soft light. The northern influences may be explained by the fact that the artist's father, Hendrik Frans van Lint (1684-1763), was originally from Antwerp and moved to Rome only after his artistic training. The painting appears in visually good condition considering its age. The canvas is relined and shows small framing marks and color losses, here and in a few areas in the image are tiny retouchings. The wooden frame is colored in black and gold and shows some clear traces of use. The angles of the bevels are slightly loose. The framed work measures 34.2 x 29.9 cm. The stretcher measures 19 x 24.5 cm. Giovanni Giacomo van Lint (1723-1790) and his family Giovanni Giacomo van Lint is the eldest son of the Antwerp artist Hendrik Frans van Lint (1684-1763). After his apprenticeship with Pieter van Bredael (1629-1719), Hendrik Frans van Lint had joined the artist association "Schildersbent" in Rome. Here, he finally established as an outstanding figure and vedute painter and was soon called "Lo Studio" by his clients. The young son Giacomo van Lint received his artistic training from his father and developed a quite sophisticated oeuvre in landscape painting. After his father's death, Giacomo took on his father's sobriquet, in order to benefit from his reputation, but also to strengthen the image of the artist family. Today, the works by Giovanni Giacomo van Lint are traded internationally.

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Georg David Matthieu, Pencil Drawing, Secretary Lüders, 1767

Lot 47: Georg David Matthieu, Pencil Drawing, Secretary Lüders, 1767

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Description: Pencil on blue paper Germany, 1767 Georg David Matthieu (1737-1778) - German engraver and portrait painter of the Rococo Signed and dated „G. D. Matthieu Del. 1767" (center right) Overall dimensions, framed: 53 x 43.5 cm This intimate portrait of his brother-in-law is a fine example for the finesse of the German Rococo artist Georg David Matthieu, who is mainly known for his official portraits of the ducal family of Mecklenburg-Schwerin - an oil portrait of Princess Ulrike Sophie achieved at Christie's more than 140,000 euros The present drawing by the German engraver and portrait painter Georg David Matthieu depicts the Commission Secretary Lüders from Rostock. Matthieu was the brother-in-law of Lüders and worked mainly as a court painter in Mecklenburg. The drawing is skillfully executed and shows a great deal of details. Lüders holds a Dutch pipe, hair and clothes are typical of the period. In the background is depicted a secretary with books and papers and on the table is a letter with the words 'Ma chère soeur' (=My dear sister), next to the letter appears a burning candle.The drawing is signed and dated 'G. D. Matthieu Del.1767'. The back of the frame is marked with hand-written notes regarding the drawing, the portrayed man and the artist: 'Commissions: Secretair Lüders zu Rostock, gemalt im Jahr 1767 (: wie auf dem Tisch-rand bemerkt:) von seinem Schwager, Mecklenburg-Schwerinschen Hof-Portrait Maler Matthieu. Original: Wohlgetroffen. Kunstherrlich. Zum Andenken, [...]'. The drawing is in appealing condition with minimal marks of age. Above the signature, there is a tiny black spot and the upper left corner shows a small tear. The black-painted and partially gilt wood frame shows slight signs of wear. The sheet measures approximately 42 x 32.5 cm, and the total size is about 53 x 43.5 cm. Georg David Matthieu (1737-1778) Georg David Matthieu was a German engraver and portrait painter of the Rococo. He was born in 1737 in Berlin and died in 1778 in Ludwigslust. Matthieu had mostly worked as court painter under Duke Frederick in the Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. In 1764 he took service with the Duke and has since then lived in the residence Ludwigslust. There Matthieu made exclusively portraits of the ducal family. Matthieu is now regarded as one of the finest portrait painter of the Rococo in northern Germany. His works can be seen in almost all the castles of the former duchy in Mecklenburg, as well as in the State Museum in Schwerin and the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin.

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Nina Prugglach, Watercolor & Gouache, 'Carousing Couple', 1805

Lot 48: Nina Prugglach, Watercolor & Gouache, 'Carousing Couple', 1805

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Description: Watercolor and Gouache on paper Germany, 1805 Nina Prugglach - active around 1800 Signed and dated, 'paint par Nina Prugglach, 1805', lower left Overall dimensions, with frame: 45 x 35 cm Provenance: German private collection The present painting by Nina Prugglach impresses with fine brushwork and a freshness of colors This decorative painting, executed in watercolors and gouache on paper, is a work of Nina Prugglach, who was probably a noblewoman and a very talented amateur painter. This hobby was not uncommon amongst European elites around 1800, when the upper class gentlewomen dedicated themselves to artworks in small formats. The present painting displays a rich nobleman, who seduces a young lady while offering her coins and jewelry. The very fine scene impresses with the richness of detail and the freshness of the colors. The painting is possibly influenced by Dutch portraiture, history and genre painter Frans van Mieris the Elder (1635-1681), the most well-known exponent of Leiden's 'fine painting', whose style found a new popularity around 1800. The sheet is signed lower left and dated, 'paint par Nina Prugglach, 1805'. It is in visually good condition, showing some slight wear marks. The paper displays some small holes and blemishes at the edges. The back shows traces of moisture. The ornate wood frame has only slight wear marks. The overall dimensions, including the frame, are 45 x 35 cm. The sheet dimensions are 35 x 25 cm.

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Antonio Mancini (1852 - 1930), 'Il Santone', circa 1900

Lot 49: Antonio Mancini (1852 - 1930), 'Il Santone', circa 1900

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Description: Oil on paper, laid down on canvas Italy, circa 1900 Antonio Mancini (1852 - 1930) - Italian painter Signed lower left, 'A. Mancini / Rome' Inscribed verso on the stretcher, 'Il Santone di Mancini Antonio' Dimensions: 55.5 x 39 cm Provenance: Swiss private collection Antonio Mancini was a master of portraiture. The auction record for a painting by Mancini lies at more than 460,000 euros The present painting entitled 'Il Santone' (= the saint) is the work of Antonio Mancini and dates around 1900. The artist mainly focused on portraiture, and was influenced by Impressionism and the Italian "Verismo" movement. Turning away from the academic doctrine of portraiture, the present portrait is characterized by an immediate and dynamic brushwork, which seems to bring to life the devotional, almost ecstatic posture of the sitter. The painting is signed lower left, 'A. Mancini Rome'. The stretcher is inscribed on the back, 'Il Santone di Mancini Antonio'. The paper, on which the portrait is painted, was laid down on canvas. The paint surface shows a few small color losses and scratches. The paint surface has lifted from the paper in part. A few little areas of retouching are visible. The stretcher frame measures 55.5 x 39 cm. The painting is unframed. Antonio Mancini (1852 - 1930) Born in the province of Rome, Antonio Mancini is considered one of the most important Italian painters of modern times. As a 12-year-old, he was admitted to the Accademia di Belle Arti in Naples. In 1870, Mancini presented two paintings at the Salon de Paris. Three years later, he opened a studio in Rome. There, he joined the 'Verismo', a movement, which focused on the representation of daily reality, in contrast from the traditional doctrines. In 1877, he traveled to France and met the Impressionists Edgar Degas, and Édouard Manet. Their works had an impact on Mancini's late output. As well, his friend, the painter John Singer Sargent strongly influenced him. In 1881, Mancini moved to Rome. After the First World War, he took on a job as an art teacher at the Accademia d'Italia. Today, Mancini's works are on display in major museum collections, including the Musée d' Orsay in Paris, the National Gallery and the Tate Gallery in London, and the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Rome. Due to the legal obligation for the resale royalty in the art market the following applies: As a result of its membership in the AV Kunst, Auctionata charges additionally to the hammer price the contribution to the AV Kunst of currently 2.1% of the revenues from the sale of fine arts and photographs pro rata towards the buyer. More information about royalty right in our T&C.

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Luigi Conconi (1852-1917),

Lot 50: Luigi Conconi (1852-1917), "Portrait of a Lady", around 1900

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Description: Oil on panel Italy, around 1900 Luigi Conconi (1852-1917) - Milanese painter, etcher and architect Signed "LConconi" lower right With a verso label by the Galleria Pesaro, Milan Overall dimensions, framed: 40 x 30 cm Size of the wooden panel 22.5 x 12 cm Good condition Provenance: Swiss private collection; Galleria Pesaro, Milan A member of the Scapigliatura movement in Milan, the artist Luigi Conconi was a masterful portraitist of graceful scenes from the life of women In his youth, the artist Luigi Conconi had joined a Milanese group of artists called 'La Scapigliatura' (literally 'dishevelled', 'unkempt') that developed between 1860 and 1880. Following the Parisian bohème, the artists intended a fusion of their senses with the arts which was accompanied by a radical rejection of the normal, bourgeois life. French writers such as Baudelaire and Flaubert were read with great interest, whereas the artists also reflected the ideas of Symbolism. The present work shows a charming portrait of a lady and is a late piece by Conconi, which he probably executed around 1900. The painting is a mature example of his artistic output, when the artist seems to have abandoned the drawn line for a looser rendering that defines the silhouette of the woman with just a few strokes. While Conconi has more accentuated her face, he merged the contours of her elegant dress almost entirely with the clayey ground. The painting is in good condition considering its age and it is framed behind glass. The work is executed on a wooden panel. The edges show slight framing marks as well as minor material loss at the lower margin. The work is signed "LConconi" at the lower left. On the verso, a label reads "Galleria Pesaro Milano". The work measures 22.5 cm in height and 12 cm in width. At the front side, the gilded wooden frame shows a small number of bumps. It measures 40 x 30 cm. Luigi Conconi (1852-1917) The artist Luigi Conconi initially worked as an architect, before his teacher Tranquillo Cremona (1837-1878) motivated him to join the Scapigliatura movement in Milan. As a member of this extravagant circle, Conconi refused the bourgeois lifestyle, in order to devote himself to art with all his senses. His style is influenced by Impressionist features, but his deeper interest was especially directed to the depiction of fantastic and mystical themes and the representation of women. Conconi also worked as an etcher and produced landscapes, marines and fantasy pieces as well as architectural vedute. During his lifetime, Conconi exhibited at the Paris World Exhibition in 1900 end the exhibition at the Munich Glass Palace the year after. Works by Luigi Conconi are traded internationally and can be found in the British Museum in London. Due to the legal obligation for the resale royalty in the art market the following applies: As a result of its membership in the AV Kunst, Auctionata charges additionally to the hammer price the contribution to the AV Kunst of currently 2.1% of the revenues from the sale of fine arts and photographs pro rata towards the buyer. More information about royalty right in our T&C.

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