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Grashof, Otto

Lot 1513: Grashof, Otto

Auction Date: May 08, 2021

Estimate: €0 - €0

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

Auction House: Dusseldorfer Auktionshaus

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GRASHOF, OTTO

Lot 641: GRASHOF, OTTO

Auction Date: May 13, 2016

Estimate: €20,000 - €30,000

Description: 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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Location: Köln (Cologne), DE

Auction House: Van Ham Kunstauktionen

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

Lot 671: GRASHOF, OTTO - 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Cologne - Brazilian Landscape near Rio de Janeiro (Niterói?).

Auction Date: Nov 13, 2015

Estimate: €45,000 - €60,000

Description: 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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Location: Köln (Cologne), DE

Auction House: Van Ham Kunstauktionen

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OTTO GRASHOF 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Köln 'BÄRENHETZE'

Lot 42: OTTO GRASHOF 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Köln 'BÄRENHETZE'

Auction Date: Nov 06, 2015

Estimate: €0 - €0

Description: 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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Location: Düsseldorf, DE

Auction House: Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf

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

Lot 103: Otto Ernst Friedrich Grashof, Winter Landscape with Fallen Soldiers and Wolves

Auction Date: Sep 23, 2015

Estimate: €3,000 - €4,000

Description: 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....

Location: Köln, DE

Auction House: Kunsthaus Lempertz KG

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Kopf eines Pferdes

Lot 844: Kopf eines Pferdes

Auction Date: Jun 18, 2014

Estimate: €500 - €0

Description: 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....

Location: Köln (Cologne), DE

Auction House: Van Ham Kunstauktionen

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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.

Lot 619: 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.

Auction Date: Nov 15, 2013

Estimate: €1,500 - €2,000

Description: 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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Location: Köln (Cologne), DE

Auction House: Van Ham Kunstauktionen

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Grashof, Otto1812 Prenzlau - 1876 KölnStierkopf.

Lot 951: Grashof, Otto1812 Prenzlau - 1876 KölnStierkopf.

Auction Date: Oct 23, 2013

Estimate: €0 - €150

Description: 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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Location: Köln (Cologne), DE

Auction House: Van Ham Kunstauktionen

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Grashof, Otto1812 Prenzlau - 1876 KölnMaultier.

Lot 953: Grashof, Otto1812 Prenzlau - 1876 KölnMaultier.

Auction Date: Oct 23, 2013

Estimate: €0 - €250

Description: 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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Location: Köln (Cologne), DE

Auction House: Van Ham Kunstauktionen

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Grashof, Otto1812 Prenzlau - 1876 KölnPorträt

Lot 952: Grashof, Otto1812 Prenzlau - 1876 KölnPorträt

Auction Date: Oct 23, 2013

Estimate: €0 - €200

Description: Grashof, Otto
1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Köln

Porträt eines Soldaten. Bleistift auf Papier. kaschiert. 8 x 6cm. Rahmen.
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Location: Köln (Cologne), DE

Auction House: Van Ham Kunstauktionen

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Grashof, Otto1812 Prenzlau - 1876 KölnPortrait des

Lot 955: Grashof, Otto1812 Prenzlau - 1876 KölnPortrait des

Auction Date: Oct 23, 2013

Estimate: €0 - €600

Description: 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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Location: Köln (Cologne), DE

Auction House: Van Ham Kunstauktionen

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Grashof, Otto1812 Prenzlau - 1876 KölnBildnis des

Lot 954: Grashof, Otto1812 Prenzlau - 1876 KölnBildnis des

Auction Date: Oct 23, 2013

Estimate: €0 - €200

Description: 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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Location: Köln (Cologne), DE

Auction House: Van Ham Kunstauktionen

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Grashof, Otto1812 Prenzlau - 1876 KölnPorträt des

Lot 956: Grashof, Otto1812 Prenzlau - 1876 KölnPorträt des

Auction Date: Oct 23, 2013

Estimate: €0 - €300

Description: 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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Location: Köln (Cologne), DE

Auction House: Van Ham Kunstauktionen

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Grashof, Otto 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Cologne Scene

Lot 558: Grashof, Otto 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Cologne Scene

Auction Date: May 17, 2013

Estimate: €2,000 - €3,500

Description: 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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Location: Köln (Cologne), DE

Auction House: Van Ham Kunstauktionen

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Grashof, Otto 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Cologne Horse

Lot 557: Grashof, Otto 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Cologne Horse

Auction Date: May 17, 2013

Estimate: €1,500 - €2,000

Description: 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.
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Location: Köln (Cologne), DE

Auction House: Van Ham Kunstauktionen

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Grashof, Otto 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Köln Porträt

Lot 556: Grashof, Otto 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Köln Porträt

Auction Date: May 17, 2013

Estimate: €800 - €1,000

Description: 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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Location: Köln (Cologne), DE

Auction House: Van Ham Kunstauktionen

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Grashof, Otto 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Cologne Battle

Lot 560: Grashof, Otto 1812 Prenzlau - 1876 Cologne Battle

Auction Date: May 17, 2013

Estimate: €35,000 - €45,000

Description: 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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Location: Köln (Cologne), DE

Auction House: Van Ham Kunstauktionen

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

Lot 98: A Puri Hut on the Banks of the Paraiba River at Aldeia da Pedra, 1856

Auction Date: Sep 26, 2007

Estimate: £30,000 - £40,000

Description: 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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Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Christie's

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OTTO GRASHOF, 1812-1876

Lot 14: OTTO GRASHOF, 1812-1876

Auction Date: Nov 19, 2003

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Description: SIGNED AND DATED (MAKER'S MARKS)
signed l.r., dated 1843 and further inscribed Moscow
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Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Sotheby's

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Otto Grashof (1812-1876)

Lot 2: Otto Grashof (1812-1876)

Auction Date: Nov 20, 2001

Estimate: $80,000 - $100,000

Description: 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....

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Sotheby's

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