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Rare 1929 Hungarian-American Drawing of Witches' Sabbath

Lot 12: Rare 1929 Hungarian-American Drawing of Witches' Sabbath

Auction Date: Apr 30, 2016

Estimate: $5,000 - $10,000

Description: Large ink on board representing a witches' sabbath by Istvan Arpad Rev (Hungary 1898 - U.S.A. 1977). Approx. 17 x 22 inches unframed, 26 x 32 inches framed.Drawing is signed middle left and dated 1929 and set in a superb gilt frame. Arpad was a successful poster and print artist in Hungary, Germany, Italy and the United States.All the traditional elements associated with witches' activities in medieval times are present here: cauldron with a magic brew, the brooms, goat, black cats, bats and owls. A manis seen hanging from the gallows in the distance. Witches flying naked in the moonlit night. Eroticism. Bizarre creatures from the realm beyond. Originating from the mysticism-soaked land of Budapest, Arpad brings a special, early 20th century understanding to the spectral in this intricately detailed work....

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Wunderly Galleries

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From the Treeline by Swiss artist Johann-Ulrich Burri (J. Url. Burri) ca. 1835

Lot 15: From the Treeline by Swiss artist Johann-Ulrich Burri (J. Url. Burri) ca. 1835

Auction Date: Dec 17, 2015

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

Description: "From the Treeline" Colorful 19th century watercolor painting of pastoral Swiss landscape from Johann-Ulrich Burri (J. Url. Burri). 11 1/2 x 17 inches unframed, 16 x 21 1/2 inches. Burri was an accomplished artist who frequently depicted the landscapes of Switzerland and modern day Austria. His works are in numerous Swiss and Austrian collections in particular, such as the Zurich Library. Burri was most active between 1824 and 1846. He was born in Weisslingen in 1802 and died in Zurich in 1870. This painting "From the Tree Line" was most likely executed around 1835. The painting is set in a matt with gold metal borders encased in a contemporary gallery frame....

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Wunderly Galleries

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