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Max Klinger. Study of a Female Nude, Seen From Behind. 1914. Gouache over chalk on brown paper. 64.8 × 34.2 cm (detail). Sold for 9,375 EUR (incl. premium)

Auction 340

19th Century Art

1 June 2022, 3pm

Grisebach
Fasanenstrasse 27
10719 Berlin

About the auction

The 19th century looks to the Old Masters for answers to questions, while dedicating itself to the here and now – modern times have dawned. The unrelenting transformation of social life, once centered around the courts and manors of the nobility, towards that of the self-determined urban bourgeoisie now sets the tone. Many aspects of life and societal discourse in Europe are profoundly altered, with these new realities and conversations going on to become the foundation of our modern core values and identity. Once again, it is our pleasure to present outstanding examples of the art and artists that this exciting and inspiring “drawn-out 19th century” brought forth. The works on offer originate in the first half of the century – a time of intellectual and artistic ferment in which Italy was regarded as the cultural cradle of Europe. They represent powerful, exclusively painterly developments that manifest in strikingly coloristic oil sketches and oil studies, long before the Impressionists. The focus will be on the most important German art centers of the time, particularly Dresden. At the latest from the second half of the century, dealing with the steady stream of groundbreaking creative ideas percolating in the world’s capital of art, Paris, is obligatory for any artist, and we will showcase this with works by important German and French artists. A significant collection of works by Max Klinger, Germany’s greatest graphic artist, draftsman, and (symbolic) painter after Adolph Menzel, will round out the catalogue to include the art of the early 20th century.

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Selected results

Lot 199

Paul Cézanne

“Homme nu”. Circa 1862/65. Charcoal on brownish laid paper, laid down on cardboard. 46.5 × 30 cm. Sold for 93,750 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 103

Albrecht Dürer

“Melencolia I”. 1514. Copper engraving on laid paper. 24 × 18.8 cm. Sold for 125,000 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 100

Amalie Bensinger

Margaretha's Longing (from Joseph Victor von Scheffel's “Trumpeter von Säckingen”). 1856. Oil on canvas. Relined. 122 × 155 cm. Sold for 47,500 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 102

Oswald Achenbach

Via Appia with the tomb of Caecilia Metella. 1875. Oil on canvas. 40.5 × 58.5 cm. Sold for 21,250 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 108

Albrecht Dürer

“Der heilige Eustachius”. Circa 1501. Copper engraving on laid paper. 55.1 × 25.7 cm. Sold for 60,000 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 112

Franz Ludwig Catel

“Blick vom Grab des Vergil auf den Vomero-Hügel mit Castel Sant'Elmo in Neapel”. Circa 1818/19. Oil on paper, laid down on canvas. 55.5 × 25.5 cm. Sold for 12,500 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 168

Julius Kaskel

Window view of Dresden. 1837. Oil on canvas. 32 × 24 cm. Sold for 43,750 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 124

Franz und Johannes Riepenhausen

Raffael´s dream. 1822. Oil on canvas. 67 × 55.5 cm. Sold for 11,875 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 109

Joseph von Führich

Vision of the inhabitants of Jerusalem before the siege by Antiochus IV. (Epiphanes). After 1844. Oil on canvas. 147 × 103 cm. Sold for 31,250 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 155

Théodore Gudin

Sidi El Feruch harbour (Algeria). 1842. Oil on panel. 20 × 30 cm. Sold for 12,500 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 238

Max Klinger

Female nude (Gertrud Bock). Circa 1912/14. Charcoal, white and pink heightened on green paper. 72 × 43 cm. Sold for 26,250 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 167

Ernst Ferdinand Oehme

Mountain chapel in Winter. Circa 1850. Oil on canvas on cardboard. 28.7 × 35 cm. Sold for 62,500 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 169

Carl Gustav Carus

Window of Tharandt Castle. Brush in grey and black over chalk and pencil on paper. 19.5 × 26.4 cm. Sold for 7,500 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 221

Osmar Schindler

Cloud study. Oil on cardboard. 21.8 × 35.8 cm. Sold for 3,000 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 260

Max Klinger

“Paraphrase über den Fund eines Handschuhs. Opus VI”. 1881. Original half-linen covered portfolio with 10 etchings, partially with aquatint on paper. Portfolio: 41 × 51.2 cm. Sold for 17,500 EUR (incl. premium)