19th Century Art

Grisebach’s selection of the 19th-century art we sell at our auctions stands apart from that of other auction houses because it is carefully curated, thus enabling us to achieve the highest bid-success rate in the field. Our goal is to present a very compact overview of the 19th century in our catalogues, in which we strive to select works that bear witness to the modernity and vitality of the period’s various artistic movements. We have two substantive areas of focus: the art of the Romantic period with a special emphasis on the Dresden School on the one hand, and the diverse art of the German Fin de Siècle on the other. One medium in particular is a recurring focus: the oil study.  Created in direct view of nature, these works often retain a greater vigor and immediacy than studio works, and they have a strong impact on viewers even today. Thanks to our strict quality criteria and the particular modernity of oil studies, Grisebach has been able to appeal increasingly to a younger generation of collectors through our auctions of 19th-century works.



Florian Illies

Dr. Anna Ahrens

Auction Results Spring 2018

Post auction sale: Works not sold at auction on 30 May may be purchased at the reserve price for a period of two months – until end of July 2018 – during the post auction sale. These works are displayed in the catalogue view with the selection Post auction sale. By selecting All lots, you will be able to display all results.

Heinrich Reinhold

Die Myrafälle bei Muggendorf. 1817

Sold for 30,000 EUR (incl. premium)

Caspar David Friedrich

“Mittelgebirgslandschaft“. Circa 1828

Sold for 250,000 EUR (incl. premium)

Ludwig Emil Grimm

Kurfürstin Auguste von Hessen-Kassel (1780–1841) in Augustenruhe. 1829

Sold for 9,375 EUR (incl. premium)

Thomas Theodor Heine. “Siegfried“. 1921. Sold for 287,500 EUR (incl. premium)

Adolph Menzel. Schlittschuhläufer (im Tiergarten in Berlin). Circa 1854. Sold for 312,500 EUR (incl. premium)

Johann Anton Castell. “Ansicht auf Dresden, Mondschein“. 1846. Sold for 50,000 EUR (incl. premium)

Carl Christian Constantin Hansen. Blick über die römische Campagna. 1840. Sold for 10,000 EUR (incl. premium)

Carl Blechen. Teich mit Wald und Häusern. Sold for 87,500 EUR (incl. premium)

Honoré Daumier. “Scapin et Géronte“. Circa 1860–1865. Sold for 40,000 EUR (incl. premium)

Wilhelm Busch. "Waldrand (Waldlichtung)“. Sold for 35,000 EUR (incl. premium)

Eugen Bracht. “Vordergrundstudie am Mittelmeer“. 1893. Sold for 15,625 EUR (incl. premium)

We are looking forward to your consignments!

Our next auction takes place October 2018. We appraise your art – confidentially, non-binding, and free of charge. Please send us a reproduction of the art work either by mail or email, including details on the medium, date, and size (unframed), which are important for the appraisal, as well as any other relevant information. You may as well use the estimate request. Please do not hesitate to contact us.