Moritz Coschell Auction Price Results
Auction Date: Nov 24, 2016
Estimate: €400 - €600
Description: Drei Männer in Damenkostümen vor dem Ball Burlesque. Radierung mit Kaltnadel, auf Van-Gelder-Zonen-Velin. 23,6 x 22,3 cm. Signiert. 1913.Probedruck. Prachtvoller, gratiger Druck mit breitem bzw. vollem Rand. Leichte Faltspuren im weißen Rand, ganz schwache Fleckchen vereinzelt, minimal angestaubt im weißen Rand, sonst in sehr guter Erhaltung. - Wir bitten darum, Zustandsberichte zu den Losen zu erfragen, da der Erhaltungszustand nur in Ausnahmefällen im Katalog angegeben ist. - Please ask for condition reports for individual lots, as the condition is usually not mentioned in the catalogue.
Location: Berlin, DE
Auction House: Galerie Bassenge
Auction Date: Jun 11, 2016
Estimate: €150 - €200
Description: Moritz Coschell
1873 Wien - 1943 Wien - Bildnis eines Herren - Radierung/Japan. 20 x 14.5 cm. 37.5 x 26 cm. Sign. r. u.: Coschell. In der Platte sign. und undeutl. dat. r. u. Das Blatt liegt lose.
Location: Hannover, DE
Auction House: Das Kunst- und Auktionshaus Kastern GmbH & Co KG
Auction Date: Nov 14, 2014
Estimate: €50,000 - €65,000
Description: COSCHELL, MORITZ
Vienna 1872 - 1943
Two portraits of the couple, Dr. Alfred and Margaret Gold. a.) Dr. Alfred Gold. Signed and
dated lower right: M. Coschell Berlin / 1904. Oil on canvas. 80 x 125cm. Framed.
b.) Margaret Gold, born Zadek. Signed and dated lower right: Coschell Berlin / 1910. Oil
on canvas. 83 x 94.5 cm. Framed.
b) Refer to the canvas: 233D.
Born in Vienna in 1872 Moritz Coschell initially studied sculpture before turning to
painting. At the Vienna Academy he studied under the genre painter Franz Rumpler and the
historical and portrait painter August Eisenmenger. From 1899 he moved to Berlin where
Coschell quickly became a sought-after portrait painter at the turn of the century. He
portrayed the composer Richard Goldberger, Bogumil Zepler and Heinrich Grünfeld and the
critic Alfred Kerr-Pope.
In addition to portrait paintings Coschell, which was also performed under the name
Kocheles, depicted Old Testament scenes and scenes from the life of the Jewish people. In
evocative contemporary interiors, he was a strong colourist. Even as a graphic artist and
illustrator Maurice Coschell made a name for himself. For the Fischer-Verlag, he made
illustrations, among other works by Arthur Schnitzler.
Coschell married Lucy Wiskott in 1921, a subsidiary of the ultimate parent company of
Westphalia. Her father was the banker Henry Paul Wiskott, whose family was crucial for the
industrial boom of Dortmund. Because of his Jewish ancestry Coschell, himself was a
Protestant. In 1933 during the German prohibition, which he was able to temporarily escape
from by moving to Vienna. Even in his hometown Coschell had quickly become a leading
artists, but with the connection to Austria in 1938 his situation was again unbearable.
Although he escaped deportation in 1943 he died destitute in Vienna, after several failed
attempts to leave the country.
The portrayed here Alfred Gold was one of the men who helped shape the German literary and
art world between the turn of the century and the beginning of World War II. He was not in
the very first row of the innovators but there were men like Alfred Gold, which
accompanied the new currents in art and literature. Like his contemporary Erich Mühsam
stated: Gold "belonged to the circles of literary and artistic genius accumulations" in
Vienna and Berlin during this time.
Born in Vienna in 1874 as the son of a Jewish merchant family, he studied philosophy and
German but was enrolled as a guest student in art history. His money earned Gold with the
price paid writing as a journalist for the magazines "Time" and "Pan". His specialist
areas: theater, literature reviews and general Feuilleton- posts that appeared under the
pseudonyms Alwin Goldeck and "Fin de siècle".
1901 Alfred Gold moved to Berlin, the German-speaking metropolis, yet a little closer to
the pulse of the time. In Berlin he was hired as a correspondent for the Frankfurter
Zeitung, but he went there also to own literary works: He was Co-translator of Flaubert's
"novel of a young man" (1904), wrote a play (finale, drama in 3 acts, 1905) and "the song
of the star Mermaid", a novel in Berlin artistic circles. At least since 1904 Alfred Gold
was with Paul Cassirer, the most influential gallery owners and publishers of the time. In
its publishing Flaubert translation appeared and since that time Alfred Gold belonged to
the extended circle of friends to Cassirer. In the same year, 1904, we present Portrait of
30 year old Alfred Gold by Moritz Coschell.
1911 turned Gold intensified the visual arts: he wrote a book about Frans Hals and his
doctorate at the University of Münster in art history over the Empire artist Johann Carl
Wilck. The promotion appeared in 1912 published by Paul Cassirer. During the First World
War, Alfred Gold was then a member of staff in Cassirer Verlag. While Cassirer himself
marched to war service, Gold was in charge of co-editor of the journal "war time". From
August 1914 to March 1916 published 65 books this "artist flyers" on the topic of war with
original lithographs together with Ernst Barlach, Käthe Kollwitz, Max Liebermann and Max
Slevogt. After initially very patriotic held spending the graphics were gradually critical
and Alfred Gold had the difficult censorship afford not to endanger the company.
After the war Alfred Gold employment had a new direction, with which it may have become
familiar in Cassirer environment: Gold was an art dealer. First in Paris, where he lived
as a correspondent from 1923. He also appeared as a buyer and a middleman in the art
trade. Opened in 1929, Gold has a first gallery in Berlin in 1931 was expanded with a
branch in Paris. He devoted himself to doing all the French Impressionists. Not only as a
trader but also as an exhibition organizer, about 1930 in the Art Association of the
Rhineland and Westphalia in Dusseldorf
Fortunately, Alfred Gold, among others, are had also art-theoretical set apart with Jewish
culture, with his wife Martha and their daughter, who later became sculptor Marianne Gold
Littmann escape persecution from the Nazis. First he moved his art trade all the way to
Paris before he immigrated in 1940 with his family to the United States.
In exile Alfred Gold wrote more books with time considerations, such as his 1942
settlement with Nazi Germany "The most stupid of all races - dialogs and comments" or 1945
"I call this history, and other stories". His international relations, he used early in
connection with restitution issues as in the case of collection of Otto Gerstenberg.
Alfred Gold died in 1958 in New York.
All concentrations of the image are based on the haggard face of the illustrated Alfred
Gold. The major compositional lines, the diagonals that form the left arm and the arm of
the chair, meet in the eyes under a slightly wrinkled brow. Virtuoso in the texture and
type of painting the portrait of Alfred Gold is an excellent testimony of art to Secession
time. In this painting is true, what a critic of the "Allgemeine Zeitung of Judaism" in
1908 said of the portraits of Moritz Coschells: "Recessed one in essence and expression of
the portraits by this artist, one discovers that it is not enough for him merely to find
similarities in appearance. It comes to him rather to the spiritual depth of, on what is
behind the Picturesque, on the individual soulfulness... "
That the portrait of Alfred Gold for Great Berlin Art Exhibition, a showcase of German
Art, was approved, shows the esteem in which this work was also met with by the experts of
We know about his wife Margaret Gold, born Zadek little more than their life details: born
1885 in Berlin and died 1960 in Portland, Oregon.
The portrait of Margaret Gold was founded six years later than her husband's. The later
image is completely independent and was - never thought of as a counterpart to the earlier
paintings - even from its other format. The next task reveals, however, that it must have
been very happy in the Gold family with the portrait of the master of the house. Margaret
Gold is also shown sitting. She also fills the picture space in height from almost all.
Again, the value held in shades of brown background is undefined. Thus, the parallels of
the two images. In striking straight posture sitting Gold, this is emphasized even more by
the vertical chair back, the parallel extends to the right edge. Her right hand is on the
thighs, the left arm hangs down, the fingers of that hand seem to bear on the seat of the
chair. Grete Gold
Location: Cologne, DE
Auction House: Van Ham Kunstauktionen
Auction Date: Oct 25, 2008
Estimate: €0 - €0
Description: Coschell, Moritz Max Kocheles, geb. 1873, Verschniete Dorfansicht, Öl/Malkarton, re. u. signiert und bezeichnet: H.K.K. Dorna Kandreni 1917. ca. ...
Location: Mutterstadt, DE
Auction House: Henry's Auktionshaus AG