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    • OTTO GRASHOF (GERMAN 1812 - 1876), HORSES IN A LANDSCAPE
      Feb. 16, 2024

      OTTO GRASHOF (GERMAN 1812 - 1876), HORSES IN A LANDSCAPE

      Est: £2,000 - £3,000

      OTTO GRASHOF (GERMAN 1812 - 1876)HORSES IN A LANDSCAPEOil on canvasSigned and dated '1850' (lower centre)62.5 x 84cm (24½ x 33 in.)Please note measurements do not include the frame unless otherwise stated.

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    • Otto Grashof: The Franz Hallmann Family on the Terrace of their House in Valparaiso
      Nov. 17, 2023

      Otto Grashof: The Franz Hallmann Family on the Terrace of their House in Valparaiso

      Est: €6,000 - €8,000

      GRASHOF, OTTO 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Cologne Title: The Franz Hallmann Family on the Terrace of their House in Valparaiso. Technique: Oil on canvas. Mounting: Relined. Measurement: 60 x 76cm. Notation: Signed and dated lower left: Otto Grashof 1854 / Valparaiso Juli. Frame: Framed. Literature: R. Löschner: Otto Grashof. Die Reisen des Malers in Argentinien, Uruguay, Chile und Brasilien 1852-1857, Berlin 1987, ill. p. 268, no. 23. Provenance: Private ownership, Germany. As if on a stage in front of the overwhelming backdrop of the city's harbour on the Pacific and the mountain range of the Andes in the distance, Grashof portrays the young Hallmann family in Valparaiso. The painting is dated July 1854; a few months earlier, the painter had travelled from Argentina across the Andes to the Pacific, always hoping for rewarding commissions. Not by chance had Valparaiso been his destination; various recommendations quickly brought him into the circles of the Europeans living there. Just as quickly, he was commissioned to paint portraits and was able to sell the landscape paintings he had sketched on his journey. The merchant and banker Franz Hallmann, whose brother also lived in Russia as a painter and with whom Grashof shared a flat during the years in St. Petersburg, also lived in the city. In his letter to the Cologne family, Grashof reported in May 1854 that Franz Hallmann had commissioned him to paint this family portrait, which he was able to complete in July. This commission developed into a long-lasting business relationship. The banker Franz Hallmann later managed Grashof's finances in South America. Much more important for the painter, however, may have been that a family friendship also developed, which lasted long after Grashof had left Valparaiso. Explanations to the Catalogue Estimated shipping costs for this lot: Arrangement after the auction.

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    • Otto Grashof: Three Paper Works
      Nov. 17, 2023

      Otto Grashof: Three Paper Works

      Est: €700 - €900

      GRASHOF, OTTO 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Cologne Title: Three Paper Works: a.) Russian singers. Monks from the monastery of S. Simeon in Moscow. Watercolour on paper. Laid down on. 11,5 x 14cm. Monogrammed on the lower left: OG (lig.), and inscribed and dated in pencil on the lower right: Monastery of S. Simeon / Moscow 1843. Framed. b.) Metropolitan St. Seraphim. Pencil drawing, heightened with white on paper. Mounted. 16 x 10,5cm. Inscribed at the bottom: St. Seraphim n.d. Natur gez. / Metropolitan in the Nevsky Monastery / St. Petersburg 1840. Framed. c.) Portrait of Heinrich Peters. Gouache on paper. Laid down on. In oval: 11,5 x 14cm. Signed and dated lower right: O. Grashof / 1849. Framed. Provenance: Private ownership, Germany. Explanations to the Catalogue Estimated shipping costs for this lot: Arrangement after the auction.

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    • Otto Grashof: Portrait of the Mother of the Artist
      Nov. 17, 2023

      Otto Grashof: Portrait of the Mother of the Artist

      Est: €2,000 - €3,000

      GRASHOF, OTTO 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Cologne Title: Portrait of the Mother of the Artist. Date: 1852. Technique: Oil on canvas. Measurement: 94,5 x 81cm. Notation: Signed and dated lower left: Otto Grashof / 1852. Frame: Framed. Verso: Inscribed on the canvas: "Dorothea Grashof geb. Brüder / gest. 1848. aus der Erinnerung / gemalt von ihrem Sohne / Otto Grashof / Cöln / 1852". Provenance: Private ownership, Germany. Grashof painted this portrait of his parents in a summerhouse in 1832 while still a master pupil of Wilhelm von Schadow at the Düsseldorf Academy; it is considered the first work, with which the 20-year-old became famous. He painted this portrait of his mother four years after her death, in the year of his departure for South America. Explanations to the Catalogue Estimated shipping costs for this lot: Arrangement after the auction.

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    • Otto Grashof: Two Portraits
      Nov. 17, 2023

      Otto Grashof: Two Portraits

      Est: €2,500 - €3,000

      GRASHOF, OTTO 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Cologne Title: Two Portraits: Date: each 1854. a.) Portrait of a Woman with her Four Children. Watercolour over pencil, heightened with white on paper. Mounted. 38 x 50,5 cm. Signed and dated on the right: Otto Grashof 1854 / Valparaiso July. Framed. b.) Portrait of the Governor of Catamarca. Oil on canvas. 80 x 68 cm. Signed and dated lower right: Otto Grashof / Valparaiso / 1854. Framed. a.) Literature: R. Löschner: Otto Grashof. Die Reisen des Malers in Argentinien, Uruguay, Chile und Brasilien 1852-1857, Berlin 1987, ill. p. 269, no. 24. Provenance: Private ownership, Germany. Both works were created in 1854 in Valparaiso on the Pacific coast of Chile, where Grashof travelled from Argentina and Uruguay. Two years earlier he had arrived in South America, creating city views and commissioned portraits of wealthy citizens. On his travels, which are very well documented by a lively correspondence with his brothers in Germany, he drew a large number of small studies, as he had done before in Russia. On the basis of the letters and drawings, it is also possible to identify the gentleman portrayed; although described on the reverse as "Goubernado de Valparaiso", it is Pedro José Segura who, as governor of the Argentine province of Catamarca, commissioned a portrait from the travelling Grashof in 1853. The painter made a sketch on the spot and delivered the oil painting from Valparaiso the following year. Explanations to the Catalogue Estimated shipping costs for this lot: Arrangement after the auction.

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    • Otto Grashof: Portrait Study Mademoiselle Reichart
      Nov. 17, 2023

      Otto Grashof: Portrait Study Mademoiselle Reichart

      Est: €2,500 - €3,500

      GRASHOF, OTTO 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Cologne Title: Portrait Study Mademoiselle Reichart. Technique: Oil on canvas. Measurement: 52 x 42cm. Notation: Signed and dated lower left: O. Grashof / 1831 / Mad.le Reichart / in studio of / HC Professor Wach / in Berlin. Frame: Framed. Provenance: Private ownership, Germany. The portrayed woman, Mademoiselle Reichart, posed for the students in the studio of the Berlin painter Karl Wilhelm Wach (1787 - 1845). The young woman is presumably the daughter of the painter J. Reichart, who lived in Berlin's Friedrichstraße. Grashof, who came to Berlin the year before for a short time to study, shows her in a classical bust portrait with a simple blue dress decorated with gold and a brooch on her headband. This work is probably Grashof's earliest known work. Explanations to the Catalogue Estimated shipping costs for this lot: Germany: 52,94 Euro plus 10,06 Euro VAT EU: 79,83 Euro plus 15,17 Euro VAT Worldwide: 138,66 Euro plus 26,34 Euro VAT additional shipping insurance

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    • Otto Grashof: The Handing Over of the Sword
      Nov. 17, 2023

      Otto Grashof: The Handing Over of the Sword

      Est: €4,000 - €6,000

      GRASHOF, OTTO 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Cologne Title: The Handing Over of the Sword. After a poem by Friedrich Leopold Graf zu Stolberg (1750-1819). Technique: Oil on canvas. Measurement: 65 x 72cm. Notation: Signed and dated lower left: O. Grashof 1836. Frame: Framed. On verso: Remains of a label of the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen on the stretcher. Provenance: Private ownership, Germany. In 1836 Otto Grashof completed his years of study in the master class of Wilhelm von Schadow in Berlin. The topic of his final thesis was the realisation of a literary theme in the form of Count zu Stolberg's poem "Lied eines alten schwäbischen Ritters an seinen Sohn aus dem zwölften Jahrhundert" from 1774. The painting was subsequently acquired by the Kunstverein and raffled off to its members as an annual prize. For Otto Grashof, this painting is the conclusion of his training and the beginning of his career as a painter. Thus, for him, who will later work in Russia and South America, the work is just as much a departure as it is for the knight portrayed, who has just been handed the sword by his father while the trumpeter is already sounding the departure bell. Explanations to the Catalogue Estimated shipping costs for this lot: Germany: 77,31 Euro plus 14,69 Euro VAT EU: 100,84 Euro plus 19,16 Euro VAT Worldwide: 159,66 Euro plus 30,34 Euro VAT additional shipping insurance

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    • Otto Grashof: Study of a Galloping Grey Horse
      Nov. 17, 2023

      Otto Grashof: Study of a Galloping Grey Horse

      Est: €1,000 - €2,000

      GRASHOF, OTTO 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Cologne Title: Study of a Galloping Grey Horse. Technique: Oil on canvas. Mounting: Laid down on wood. Measurement: 51 x 41cm. Notation: Monogrammed and dated lower left: OG (lig.) Sept 1837. Frame: Framed. Provenance: Private ownership, Germany. The dating of this oil study of the galloping grey horse shows it to be a work from 1837. In that year, the young artist was still living in Düsseldorf and working at the academy there. The following year he travelled to St Petersburg in Russia, the prelude to his first successful years in Russia. In addition to commissioned portraits, he established himself as a military painter; in 1838, in Russia, he transferred the study of a grey horse shown here to the watercolour with the battle scene offered under lot 1275. Explanations to the Catalogue Estimated shipping costs for this lot: Germany: 52,94 Euro plus 10,06 Euro VAT EU: 79,83 Euro plus 15,17 Euro VAT Worldwide: 138,66 Euro plus 26,34 Euro VAT additional shipping insurance

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    • Otto Grashof: Two Drawings
      Nov. 17, 2023

      Otto Grashof: Two Drawings

      Est: €400 - €600

      GRASHOF, OTTO 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Cologne Title: Two Drawings. a.) Horse portrait. Black pen on paper. Laid down on. 60 x 48 cm. Monogrammed and illegibly dated lower on the right. (.) OG (lig.). Framed. b.) Horse cart. Watercolour over pencil on paper. Mounted. 19,5 x 28 cm. Monogrammed and dated on the lower right: Carreta Buenos Ayres Aug. 1853 OG (lig.). Framed. Provenance:  Private ownership, Germany. Explanations to the Catalogue Estimated shipping costs for this lot: Arrangement after the auction.

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    • Otto Grashof: Prussian Hussars in Combat
      Nov. 17, 2023

      Otto Grashof: Prussian Hussars in Combat

      Est: €2,000 - €3,000

      GRASHOF, OTTO 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Cologne Title: Prussian Hussars in Combat. Technique: Oil on canvas. Measurement: 32 x 39,5cm. Notation: Monogrammed and dated lower right: 18 OG (lig.) 48. Frame: Framed. Provenance: Private ownership, Germany. Connecting to his successful years in Russia, during which he was also known for his military scenes and paintings of horses, Grashof sought contact with the court in Berlin from 1847. He was working towards a commission from the Prussian leadership or even directly from the king. This equestrian battle of 1848 translates his Russian successes into Prussian themes. Explanations to the Catalogue Estimated shipping costs for this lot: Germany: 36,97 Euro plus 7,03 Euro VAT EU: 58,82 Euro plus 11,18 Euro VAT Worldwide: 100,84 Euro plus 19,16 Euro VAT additional shipping insurance

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    • Otto Grashof: Storming Mounted Soldiers in Battle at the Gates of a Russian City
      Nov. 17, 2023

      Otto Grashof: Storming Mounted Soldiers in Battle at the Gates of a Russian City

      Est: €2,000 - €3,000

      GRASHOF, OTTO 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Cologne Title: Storming Mounted Soldiers in Battle at the Gates of a Russian City. Technique: Watercolour on paper. Mounting: Mounted. Measurement: Matted: 22 x 25cm. Notation: Signed and dated lower centre: O. Grashof 1838. Frame: Framed. Provenance: Private ownership, Germany. After his education at the Düsseldorf Academy, among others under Wilhelm Schadow, Grashof went to Russia for several years from 1838. There he successfully established good contacts through his painting and received commissions also from the Tsar's family. With works such as this watercolour Grashof recommended himself as a painter of horses. Already in the following year he was commissioned to paint the portrait of the body horse of the heir to the throne Alexander. Explanations to the Catalogue Estimated shipping costs for this lot: Germany: 52,94 Euro plus 10,06 Euro VAT EU: 79,83 Euro plus 15,17 Euro VAT Worldwide: 138,66 Euro plus 26,34 Euro VAT additional shipping insurance

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    • Otto Grashof: Chilean Mountain Landscape near Milipilla
      Nov. 17, 2023

      Otto Grashof: Chilean Mountain Landscape near Milipilla

      Est: €8,000 - €10,000

      GRASHOF, OTTO 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Cologne Title: Chilean Mountain Landscape near Milipilla. Date: 1854. Technique: Oil on canvas. Measurement: 41 x 68,5cm. Notation: Signed and dated lower right: Otto Grashof / Chile Oct. 1854. Frame: Framed. On the reverse: Inscribed on the canvas by the artist: "Motiv bei Milipilla / zwischen Valparaiso und Santiago de / Chile / Nov. 1854 OG (lig.)". On the stretcher exhibition label "Valparaiso en la Pintura", Valparaiso 1970 with indication of the owner Dr. Ramon Almeida. Literature: R. Löschner: Otto Grashof. Die Reisen des Malers in Argentinien, Uruguay, Chile und Brasilien 1852-1857, Berlin 1987, ill. p. 304, no. 563. Provenance: Private ownership, Germany. From the collection of a descendant of the painter Otto Grashof, we are able to offer a series of very different works by the artist, documenting the various stages of his very eventful and well-travelled life. The series points from his early beginnings as a student in Berlin to examples of the mature painter in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Valparaíso, Chile. It shows works that were important for his development, such as his graduation work at the academy and, with the portrait of his mother, very personal pieces; also works with which he recommended himself to royalty in Russia or Berlin and representative commissioned works by his patrons in South America. In addition, there are also works from his sketchbooks, in which he processed his impressions from abroad and recorded individual motifs for later oil paintings. For Otto Grashof's life was extraordinary for the time. A native of Cologne, he studied at the Düsseldorf Academy at a very early age, while still at grammar school, and graduated as a master student of Shadow with the painting after a Romantic poem, dated 1836. Just as he changed places during his studies in order to become acquainted with other artistic tendencies, Grashof also shifted his centre of life several times during his life as a painter. In 1838-45 he lived successfully in Russia; in 1852-57 he explored South America. Especially the genesis of the works of these years can be traced very well through the lively correspondence with his family in Cologne, in which he describes his impressions. Grashof belonged to the circle of artists and naturalists in the tradition of Alexander von Humboldt, and was even awarded the honorary title "Imperial Russian and Brazilian Court Painter". His painting combines the documentary realism of an explorer with the richness of detail of the Biedermeier narrator. Explanations to the Catalogue Estimated shipping costs for this lot: Germany: 77,31 Euro plus 14,69 Euro VAT EU: 100,84 Euro plus 19,16 Euro VAT Worldwide: 159,66 Euro plus 30,34 Euro VAT additional shipping insurance

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    • Otto Grashof: Wide Landscape with Horses
      Nov. 17, 2022

      Otto Grashof: Wide Landscape with Horses

      Est: €7,000 - €9,000

      GRASHOF, OTTO 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Köln Title: Wide Landscape with Horses. Technique: Oil on canvas. Measurement: 62,5 x 84cm. Notation: Signed and dated bottom right of center: O. Grashof 1850. Frame: Framed. Provenance: Private ownership, Argentina. A landscape with gnarled trees and a wide view, in the foreground very prominently several detailed and masterfully executed horses and a herding boy, in the distance the silhouette of a church village, the whole scene under a wide sky. Otto Grashof shows us here in a landscape shot in the Lower Rhine, unusual for him, the quality of his painting art: the perspective foreshortening of the horses from different angles, the skillful treatment of the surface of the coat in contrast to the accentuated worked out leaves, his clear lines in the portraits. With such paintings he had success at the court of the tsars in Russia and was now, back in his native Cologne in search of new clients. The revolution of 1848 had left its mark and affected the life of the artist. Otto Grashof was trained as a portrait and history painter in Berlin and Düsseldorf. At the Düsseldorf Academy he was a student of Wilhelm Schadow. Since the young artist had no professional opportunities after completing his studies, neither in the Rhineland nor in Prussia, he joined a merchant traveling to St. Petersburg in the hope of better work opportunities in Russia in early February 1838 - with success. He remained there and in Moscow until 1845, receiving commissions from the highest echelons of society, including the tsar's family. Tsar Nicholas I was sympathetic to German artists. At first, Grashof was supported by German merchants; they had me portrayed by him. Since the paintings were excellently executed, a large circle of people became aware of him: he also painted family portraits, equestrian scenes, bear hunts, the faith zealot Vasily Veliki and landscapes. He also devoted himself to historical subjects as demonstrations of Russian military history, such as the Russo-Ottoman War of 1828/29. Influenced by his stay in Russia from 1840, his subjects became increasingly exotic to contemporary tastes. After his return, he remained in the Rhineland for several years, during which he sought contact with and patronage from the Prussian king, and from 1852 he went to Argentina. Carsten Roth writes in his entry on Grashof in the general Künstlerlexikon that the real reason for the trip was to sell a number of works in South America. The work of horses in the Lower Rhine landscape presented here was brought to us for auction from a prominent Argentine collection - one may assume that the painting made the long journey together with the artist at that time and is now returning to its place of origin. Explanations to the Catalogue

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    • Otto Grashof: Wide Landscape with Horses
      Nov. 18, 2021

      Otto Grashof: Wide Landscape with Horses

      Est: €15,000 - €20,000

      GRASHOF, OTTO 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Köln Title: Wide Landscape with Horses. Technique: Oil on canvas. Measurement: 62,5 x 84cm. Notation: Signed and dated bottom right of center: O. Grashof 1850. Frame/Pedestal: Framed. Provenance: Private ownership, Argentina. A landscape with gnarled trees and a wide view, in the foreground very prominently several detailed and masterfully executed horses and a herding boy, in the distance the silhouette of a church village, the whole scene under a wide sky. Otto Grashof shows us here in a landscape shot in the Lower Rhine, unusual for him, the quality of his painting art: the perspective foreshortening of the horses from different angles, the skillful treatment of the surface of the coat in contrast to the accentuated worked out leaves, his clear lines in the portraits. With such paintings he had success at the court of the tsars in Russia and was now, back in his native Cologne in search of new clients. The revolution of 1848 had left its mark and affected the life of the artist. Otto Grashof was trained as a portrait and history painter in Berlin and Düsseldorf. At the Düsseldorf Academy he was a student of Wilhelm Schadow. Since the young artist had no professional opportunities after completing his studies, neither in the Rhineland nor in Prussia, he joined a merchant traveling to St. Petersburg in the hope of better work opportunities in Russia in early February 1838 - with success. He remained there and in Moscow until 1845, receiving commissions from the highest echelons of society, including the tsar's family. Tsar Nicholas I was sympathetic to German artists. At first, Grashof was supported by German merchants; they had me portrayed by him. Since the paintings were excellently executed, a large circle of people became aware of him: he also painted family portraits, equestrian scenes, bear hunts, the faith zealot Vasily Veliki and landscapes. He also devoted himself to historical subjects as demonstrations of Russian military history, such as the Russo-Ottoman War of 1828/29. Influenced by his stay in Russia from 1840, his subjects became increasingly exotic to contemporary tastes. After his return, he remained in the Rhineland for several years, during which he sought contact with and patronage from the Prussian king, and from 1852 he went to Argentina. Carsten Roth writes in his entry on Grashof in the general Künstlerlexikon that the real reason for the trip was to sell a number of works in South America. The work of horses in the Lower Rhine landscape presented here was brought to us for auction from a prominent Argentine collection - one may assume that the painting made the long journey together with the artist at that time and is now returning to its place of origin.

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    • Grashof, Otto
      May. 08, 2021

      Grashof, Otto

      Est: -

      Grashof, Otto 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Köln Portrait eines vornehmen Herrn. Signiert. Datiert 1855. Öl/Lwd./doubl., 74 x 55 cm.

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    • GRASHOF, OTTO
      May. 13, 2016

      GRASHOF, OTTO

      Est: €20,000 - €30,000

      GRASHOF, OTTO 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Cologne Russian Invalid in front of the Protection of Our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary in Izmailowo outside of Moscow. Oil on canvas. 79 x 63,5cm. Signed and dated lower left: Grashof 1843. Framed. Cf. literature: Löschner, Renate: Otto Grashof. Die Reisen des Malers in Argentinien, Uruguay, Chile; Berlin 1987. Otto Grashof (1812-1876) was apprenticed to be a portrait and history painter in Berlin and Düsseldorf. At the Düsseldorf Academy he was a student of Wilhelm Schadow. Since the young artist's occupational outlook in the Rhineland and in Prussia was not satisfying after his studies, he joined a merchant travelling to St. Petersburg in early February 1883 in hopes of better work possibilties in Russia. In St. Petersburg and in Moscow he was active until 1845. He obtained orders from the highest social classes, including the family of the czar. Emperor Nikolaus I. was sympathetic with German artists. Initially Grashof was supported by German merchants who made him portray themselves. Since the paintings were excellently elaborate a large circle of persons took notice of him. Furthermore, he painted families, scenes of horsemen, bear hunts, the zealot Wassili Weliki, and landscapes. Moreover, he dedicated himself to historic subjects as a demonstration of Russian military history such as the Russian-Ottoman War in 1828/29. Grashof made his living in Moscow from 1841 until 1843. There, he also met Franz Liszt who he portrayed in 1843. This portrait can be considered one of Grashof's main works. The painter lived humbly: "Heaven always gave me as much as I needed. Even though the circumstances did not allow an accumulation of things, I kept up my guts and remained positive in hopes of better times and happy occurences ahead", he wrote to his mother. He also informed her in detail concerning his work in Moscow on October 18, 1843. He describes some paintings, among them the depiction of an old soldier. He claims to have painted a "beautiful old man" who fought in the battles of Otschakow and Suworow in 1788. Back then the Russian fleet triumphed over the Ottoman fleet. "He served me as a model of an old Russian invalid", explains Grashof, describing the motif as follows, "In late summer or already early autumn, at a sunset illuminating the rich cupolas and towers of Moscow, the invalid walks to the oldest church which czar Peter the Great built and to which the contemporary emperor added two large wings for the invalids. The man is dressed in a red shirt and an old medallion-decorated soldier coat of his regiment which fought in France, Persia, Turkey, and Poland. His right is resting on a simple fir stick, his white beard falls over his chest and his dignified characteristics make the man who sacrificed his life for the emperor and his country many times sympathetic." The high sympathy Grashof felt for this veteran can explicitely be seen in the painting. As a farewell gift the czar presented the painter with the Gold Medal for Merit for Art and Science in 1845. Henceforth Grashof was allowed to call himself "Royal Russian Court Painter". In Berlin Grashof hoped in vain for support by the Prussian king. In 1852 he went to South America where he travelled Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, and Brazil for five years. His artistry found a sad end when he lost his vision at the age of 50. Renate Löschner

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    • GRASHOF, OTTO - 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Cologne - Brazilian Landscape near Rio de Janeiro (Niterói?).
      Nov. 13, 2015

      GRASHOF, OTTO - 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Cologne - Brazilian Landscape near Rio de Janeiro (Niterói?).

      Est: €45,000 - €60,000

      GRASHOF, OTTO 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Cologne Brazilian Landscape near Rio de Janeiro (Niterói?). Oil on canvas. Laid down on wood. 66 x 100cm. Inscribed, signed and dated lower left and right: Capella de Sa. Anna / Brasilien / O. Grashof / Aug. 1856. Framed. Provenance: Private collection Westphalia, family and direct descendents of the artist. Literature: Mentioned and illustrated in: Löschner, Renate: Otto Grashof. Die Reisend des Malers in Argentinien, Uruguay, Chile und Brasilien 1852-1857, Berlin 1987, p. 123f, ill. 62. In the years after 1852 Otto Grashof settled down in Rio de Janeiro and travelled through the adjecent countries in South America. Living in Cologne, born in Prenzlau, with an education as a painter at the Academy in Düsseldorf, he had made himself a name as a painter of literary historic subjects in his earlier years. Shaped by his stay in Russia from 1840 onwards his topics became more and more exotic for the contemporary taste. His stay in South America is very well documented by numerous first-hand letters and reports, which additionally give a very fascinating impression of the local life in the mid 19th century. Moreover there are letters in which he provides an insight on the development of the present depiction of the small chapel St. Ana over a lagoon with a view on the famous Sugarloaf Mountain in the background. "My next work will probably be to depict the region from the height of a chapel about 1 1/2 miles away from Rio. I hurry all the more with it as this ruin is soon to be broken down, and the spot will not only loose a lot of its value wihout the ruins, but it will also not be able to serve as a memory spot for the pilgramage up the mountain."

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    • OTTO GRASHOF 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Köln 'BÄRENHETZE'
      Nov. 06, 2015

      OTTO GRASHOF 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Köln 'BÄRENHETZE'

      Est: -

      OTTO GRASHOF (1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Cologne) 'BÄRENHETZE' 'BEAR HUNTING' Öl auf Leinwand. 109 x 148 cm. Rahmen. Unten rechts signiert 'O. Grashof, Moscow' und Oil on canvas. 109 x 148 cm. Signed lower right 'O. Grashof, Moscow' and dated '1843'. Layed down on canvas. Framed. im Hintergrund. Die Szene konzentriert sich auf den Moment kurz vor der Tötung des Bären: Literature: Vergessene Kölner Künstler: otto Grashof (1812-1876). Ausstellung im Kölnischen Kunstverein Friesenplatz Februar 1934, Köln 1934, Kat. 33. Provenance: Private Collection Mönchengladbach (1934); Private Collection Rhineland. weitere Jäger, teils mit Gewehren und Schwertern gerüstet, das Geschehen. Inmitten der Dynamic scene of a bear hunting in a forest with a monastery in the background. The scene is focused on the moment before killing the bear: one huntsman felt down and pushes his lance into the mouth of the bear, which is surrounded by five dogs, while another huntsman lifted his axe to behead the bear. On the right side four huntsmen observe the scene. In den folgenden Jahren bereiste er die Welt. 1838 machte er sich nach Russland auf. Otto Grashof received his education at the Düsseldorfer Academy under Schadow. In the following years he travelled around the world and went to Russia in 1838. He stayed there for seven years and worked in particular for the Russian court society. His battle paintings and scenes of bear hunting as well as his congenial portraits were very popular. In 1845 he went to Berlin where his success continued at the court and in higher circles. On the Exhibition of the Berlin Acadmy he presented several paintings, which reflected the influence of his stay in Russia. In 1852 he journeyed to South America and died in 1876 back in Germany. The painting at hand is one of the paintings created in Russia, where he also tried to execute paintings for the tsar. The exhibition register of 1936 shows that Tsar Nikolaus I. (1825-1855) owned some paintings of Grashof and some where presents of the star to aristocratic friends. seiner Zeit in Russland schuf. Grashof war ein geschätzter Künstler der russischen In a letter to his mother in Cologne from October 1843 Grashof mentions the painting and writes about the life in Russia, which influenced the painting: He tells about planning a large sized painting of bear hunting in the winter he wanted to present to the tsar. In preparation he visited a German factory owner in the forest near Wladimir. He combined the nature studies with the scene of killing a bear which he had seen in a kennel in Moscow. The artist painted two versions of the bear hunting. He sold one in Frankfurt, the other in Chile. The painting at had is most likely the version sold in Frankfurt and deriving from a family in Mönchengladbach was exhibited in 1934 at the Cologne Kunstverein. Fabrikanten besuchte und die Gelegenheit für Vorarbeiten und Naturstudien für sein Projekt We are grateful to Dr. Renatde Löschner for her help in preparing the catalogue entry for this work. Dr. Löschner is author of the monograph 'Otto Grashof. Die Reisen des Malers in Argentinien, Uruguay, Chile: Mit einer Dokumentensammlung', Berlin 1987. OTTO GRASHOF 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Köln 'BÄRENHETZE' Öl auf Leinwand. 109 x 148 cm. Rahmen. Unten rechts signiert 'O. Grashof, Moscow' und datiert '1843'. Dynamische Darstellung einer Bärenjagd in einer Waldlichtung vor einer Klosterarchitektur im Hintergrund. Die Szene konzentriert sich auf den Moment kurz vor der Tötung des Bären: ein durch den Kampf zu Boden gegangener Jäger stößt mit seinem Speer in das Maul des Bären, der von fünf Jagdhunden umzingelt wird, während ein weiterer Jäger sein Beil erhoben hält und im Begriff ist, den Bären zu enthaupten. Am rechten Rand betrachten vier weitere Jäger, teils mit Gewehren und Schwertern gerüstet, das Geschehen. Inmitten der rechten Dreiergruppe drängt ein junger Mann energisch nach vorn, wird aber von einem der Begleiter zurückgehalten. Doubliert. Otto G

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    • Otto Ernst Friedrich Grashof, Winter Landscape with Fallen Soldiers and Wolves
      Sep. 23, 2015

      Otto Ernst Friedrich Grashof, Winter Landscape with Fallen Soldiers and Wolves

      Est: €3,000 - €4,000

      Signed and dated upper right: O. Grashof. Moskau 1843Otto Grashof led a somewhat unusal life for the 19th century. Born in Prenzlau, he grew up in Cologne and studied at the Academies of Düsseldorf and Berlin. The artist resided in Russia as of 1838, first in St. Petersburg and then in Moscow from 1841 - 43, before returning to St. Petersburg in 1845. Grashof spent the following years in Germany, before travelling via Spain to South America in 1852. Here he visited Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Brazil, before returning to Cologne in 1857. As of 1862 he pursued a career as an author with varying success, before dying in Cologne at the age of 63.The present work, with its rather macabre theme taking place in a Russian winter landscape, was painted during the artist's Moscow phase.

      Kunsthaus Lempertz KG
    • Portrait of a Brazilian Indian
      Oct. 08, 2014

      Portrait of a Brazilian Indian

      Est: £1,500 - £2,000

      Otto Ernst Friedrich Grashof (1812-1876) Portrait of a Brazilian Indian remains of an inscription (trimmed off) 'Brési. Mina.[s?]' (lower right) watercolour and bodycolour heightened with gum arabic on grey paper oval 8 ½in. x 6 7/16in. (21.6 x 16.4cm.)

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    • Kopf eines Pferdes
      Jun. 18, 2014

      Kopf eines Pferdes

      Est: €500 -

      Monogrammiert und datiert unten rechts: 1819 OG (ligiert). Schwarzer Stift auf Papier. Kaschiert. 60 x 48cm. Rahmen. ERRATUM: nicht 1819 datiert, vermutlich 1849 datiert unten rechts Schätzpreis. Not dated 1819, presumably dated 1948 on the bottom right.

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    • GRASHOF, OTTO 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Köln Familie bei der Rast. Mischtechnik auf Papier. 20,5 x 16,8cm. Signiert und datiert unten rechts: O Grashof 1852. Rahmen.
      Nov. 15, 2013

      GRASHOF, OTTO 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Köln Familie bei der Rast. Mischtechnik auf Papier. 20,5 x 16,8cm. Signiert und datiert unten rechts: O Grashof 1852. Rahmen.

      Est: €1,500 - €2,000

      GRASHOF, OTTO 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Cologne A Family Resting. Mixed media on paper. 20,5 x 16,8cm. Signed and dated lower right: O Grashof 1852. Framed.

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    • Grashof, Otto1812 Prenzlau - 1876 KölnPorträt des
      Oct. 23, 2013

      Grashof, Otto1812 Prenzlau - 1876 KölnPorträt des

      Est: - €300

      Grashof, Otto 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Köln Porträt des Francisco Ramirez im Jahre 1853. Unten: Francisco Ramirez Febr. 1853 ...Guerillas ... gestorben.... Schwarzer Stift, weiß gehöht auf Papier. montiert in den Ecken. 14,7 x 10,8cm. Rahmen. Möglicherweise handelt es sich bei dem Dargestellten um Francisco Ramírez Medina (* 1828 in Puerto Rico; + unbekannt), einen puerto-ricanischer Freiheitskämpfer und in der Folge den ersten und einzigen Presidenten der Republik Puerto Rico.

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    • Grashof, Otto1812 Prenzlau - 1876 KölnPortrait des
      Oct. 23, 2013

      Grashof, Otto1812 Prenzlau - 1876 KölnPortrait des

      Est: - €600

      Grashof, Otto 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Köln Portrait des Geistlichen Eric de Ferrières, Rio de Janeiro. Monogrammiert, datiert und betitelt unten rechts und links: 18 OG(ligiert) 56/ Juni. Eric de Ferrières /Rio de Janeiro. Schwarzer Stift, rot und weiß gehöht auf Papier. In den Randbereichen aufgeklebt. 26 x 20cm. Rahmen.

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    • Grashof, Otto1812 Prenzlau - 1876 KölnBildnis des
      Oct. 23, 2013

      Grashof, Otto1812 Prenzlau - 1876 KölnBildnis des

      Est: - €200

      Grashof, Otto 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Köln Bildnis des Julio de Mendeville im Kostüm eines Gauchos. Unten: Julio de Mendeville en costumbre de Gaucho/ In Aquarell ausgeführt/Montevideo 18 Novemb 1853. Schwarzer Stift auf Pauspapier. 30,5 x 21,5cm. Rahmen.

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    • Grashof, Otto1812 Prenzlau - 1876 KölnMaultier.
      Oct. 23, 2013

      Grashof, Otto1812 Prenzlau - 1876 KölnMaultier.

      Est: - €250

      Grashof, Otto 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Köln Maultier. Unten rechts: (Mula) Santiago Nov 1854 O.G. Chile. Bleistiftzeichnung auf Papier. Montiert. 17,5 x 21,5cm.

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    • Grashof, Otto1812 Prenzlau - 1876 KölnPorträt
      Oct. 23, 2013

      Grashof, Otto1812 Prenzlau - 1876 KölnPorträt

      Est: - €200

      Grashof, Otto 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Köln Porträt eines Soldaten. Bleistift auf Papier. kaschiert. 8 x 6cm. Rahmen.

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    • Grashof, Otto1812 Prenzlau - 1876 KölnStierkopf.
      Oct. 23, 2013

      Grashof, Otto1812 Prenzlau - 1876 KölnStierkopf.

      Est: - €150

      Grashof, Otto 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Köln Stierkopf. Studie. Unten rechts: O.G. / Montevideo Aug. 1853. Aquarellierte Bleistiftzeichnung auf Papier. Montiert. 19,5 x 13cm.

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    • Grashof, Otto 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Cologne Battle
      May. 17, 2013

      Grashof, Otto 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Cologne Battle

      Est: €35,000 - €45,000

      Grashof, Otto 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Cologne Battle of Schumla / Kulevicha (?). Signed lower left: Grashof. Oil on canvas. Relined. 75 x 94cm. Framed. Verso: A label on the stretcher with an inventory number handwritten in india ink. Provenance: Private collection, Cologne. Literature: Cf.: Boetticher, Friedrich von: Malerwerke des 19. Jahrhunderts, Dresden 1891-1901, vol. I,1., pg. 428, nr. 7. Grashof, Otto 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Köln Schlacht bei Schumla / Kulevicha (?). Signiert unten links: Grashof. Öl auf Leinwand. Doubliert. 75 x 94cm. Rahmen. Rückseitig: Auf dem Keilrahmen Klebeetikett mit handschriftlicher Inventarnummer in Tusche. Provenienz: Privatsammlung Köln. Literatur: vgl.: Boetticher, Friedrich von: Malerwerke des 19. Jahrhunderts, Dresden 1891-1901, Band I,1., S. 428, Nr. 7.

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    • Grashof, Otto 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Cologne Scene
      May. 17, 2013

      Grashof, Otto 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Cologne Scene

      Est: €2,000 - €3,500

      Grashof, Otto 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Cologne Scene of a Battle on Horseback during the Caucasian War. Signed and dated lower center: OGrashof 1841. Watercolour and ink, heightened with white on paper. Mounted: Laid down. 25,8 x 29,5cm. Framed. A very similar drawing is in Wallraf-Richartz-Museum - Fondation Corboud, Cologne (Object 05028236). In the foreground, a Caucasian rider on horseback with a sword in his left hand being pursued by a Russian Cossack. The colour of the uniforms referrs to the first Terskov Cossack regiment (1821-1831). From 1831 to 1851, a collarless "tscherkeska" (uniform) with cuffs was introduced, whereas the uniform shown here was only used from 1821-1831. We would like to thank Bogdan Viktorovitsch Nebelevitsch, the president of the Museum of Military Uniforms in St. Petersburg, for his kind support. Grashof, Otto 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Köln Reiterkampfszene aus dem Kaukasuskrieg. Signiert und datiert mittig unten: OGrashof 1841. Aquarell und Tusche, weiß gehöht auf Papier. Montiert: Kaschiert. 25,8 x 29,5cm. Rahmen. Vorne auf dem Pferd sitzt ein kaukasischer Krieger mit einem Schwert zu seiner Linken. Er wird von einem russischen Kosaken verfolgt. Eine ganz ähnliche Arbeit befindet sich im Wallraf-Richartz-Museum - Fondation Corboud, Köln (Objekt 05028236). Die Farbe der militärischen Tracht weist auf das erste Terskov Kosaken-Regiment (1821-1831) hin. Von 1831 bis 1851 wurde im Kosakenregiment die "Tscherkeska" (Uniform) ohne Kragen und Manschetten eingeführt. Die Russische Uniform, wie auf der Darstellung, gab es von 1821 bis 1831. Wir danken dem Präsidenten des Museums für Militäruniformen, St. Petersburg, Bogdan Viktorovitsch Nebelevitsch für seine freundliche Unterstützung.

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    • Grashof, Otto 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Cologne Horse
      May. 17, 2013

      Grashof, Otto 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Cologne Horse

      Est: €1,500 - €2,000

      Grashof, Otto 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Cologne Horse Head. Monogrammed and dated lower right: 1819 OG (lig). Black pencil on paper. Mounted: laid on. 60 x 48cm. Framed. Grashof, Otto 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Köln Kopf eines Pferdes. Monogrammiert und datiert unten rechts: 1819 OG (ligiert). Schwarzer Stift auf Papier. Montiert: kaschiert. 60 x 48cm. Rahmen.

      Van Ham Kunstauktionen
    • Grashof, Otto 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Köln Porträt
      May. 17, 2013

      Grashof, Otto 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Köln Porträt

      Est: €800 - €1,000

      Grashof, Otto 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Köln Porträt eines Farbigen. Bezeichnungsreste am rechten Rand: Braz...Miqu.... Gouache auf Papier. Montiert: kaschiert. im oval 21,5 x 16cm. Rahmen.

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    • A Puri Hut on the Banks of the Paraiba River at Aldeia da Pedra, 1856
      Sep. 26, 2007

      A Puri Hut on the Banks of the Paraiba River at Aldeia da Pedra, 1856

      Est: £30,000 - £40,000

      Otto Ernst Friedrich Grashof (1812-1876) A Puri Hut on the Banks of the Paraiba River at Aldeia da Pedra, 1856 signed 'Otto Grashof' (lower right), inscribed 'Rio Paraiba bei Aldea da Pedra Brasil' (lower left) oil on canvas 36 5/8 x 47 5/8in. (93 x 121cm.)

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    • OTTO GRASHOF, 1812-1876
      Nov. 19, 2003

      OTTO GRASHOF, 1812-1876

      Est: £6,000 - £8,000

      SIGNED AND DATED (MAKER'S MARKS) signed l.r., dated 1843 and further inscribed Moscow

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    • Otto Grashof (1812-1876)
      Nov. 20, 2001

      Otto Grashof (1812-1876)

      Est: $80,000 - $100,000

      Otto Grashof (1812-1876) rio parahiba bei aldea da pedra brazil signed and titled oil on canvas 37 by 48 in. (94 by 122 cm.) Painted in 1856.

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