Main Focus

In this department we seek and present works that express the modernity and vitality of the fascinating 19th century.

In the early decade our focus is on the art of Romanticism, especially Dresden and the North German countries. In addition, we focus on the freshness and immediacy of oil studies. We contrast them with the individual, often symbolist expressions of the fin-de-siècle whose modernity is hardly surprising.

With the selected artworks, we invite you to an exciting journey of discovery through the art worlds on the way to Modernism, to sharpen the view and bring exceptional art creations into the here and now.

Auction and Consignments

Our next auction will take place on 1 June 2022. We appraise your art – confidentially, non-binding, and free of charge. Please send us a reproduction of the artwork by either post or email, including details such as the medium, date, and size (unframed). You may also use the estimate request form. Please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone – we are always at your disposal.

Selected Highlights

from our auctions on 1 and 2 June 2022

Lot 199

Paul Cézanne

“Homme nu”. Circa 1862/65. Charcoal on brownish laid paper, laid down on cardboard. 46.5 × 30 cm. EUR 50,000–70,000

Lot 17

Adolph Menzel

At church. After 1898. Pencil and chalk on paper. 24.4 × 32.5 cm. EUR 60,000–80,000

Lot 103

Albrecht Dürer

“Melencolia I”. 1514. Copper engraving on laid paper. 24 × 18.8 cm. EUR 60,000–80,000

Lot 100

Amalie Bensinger

Margaretha's Longing (from Joseph Victor von Scheffel's “Trumpeter von Säckingen”). 1856. Oil on canvas. Relined. 122 × 155 cm. EUR 15,000–20,000

Lot 102

Oswald Achenbach

Via Appia with the tomb of Caecilia Metella. 1875. Oil on canvas. 40.5 × 58.5 cm. EUR 10,000–15,000

Lot 108

Albrecht Dürer

“Der heilige Eustachius”. Circa 1501. Copper engraving on laid paper. 55.1 × 25.7 cm. EUR 40,000–60,000

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. EUR 8,000–12,000

Lot 123

Erdmann Hummel

Decree of quarantine. Circa 1850. Oil on canvas. 46 × 57.5 cm. EUR 4,000–6,000

Lot 168

Julius Kaskel

Window view of Dresden. 1837. Oil on canvas. 32 × 24 cm. EUR 5,000–7,000

Lot 124

Franz und Johannes Riepenhausen

Raffael´s dream. 1822. Oil on canvas. 67 × 55.5 cm. EUR 6,000–8,000

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. EUR 25,000–35,000

Lot 155

Théodore Gudin

Sidi El Feruch harbour (Algeria). 1842. Oil on panel. 20 × 30 cm. EUR 5,000–7,000

Lot 238

Max Klinger

Female nude (Gertrud Bock). Circa 1912/14. Charcoal, white and pink heightened on green paper. 72 × 43 cm. EUR 10,000–15,000

Lot 167

Ernst Ferdinand Oehme

Mountain chapel in Winter. Circa 1850. Oil on canvas on cardboard. 28.7 × 35 cm. EUR 20,000–30,000

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. EUR 5,000–7,000

Lot 221

Osmar Schindler

Cloud study. Oil on cardboard. 21.8 × 35.8 cm. EUR 1,200–1,500

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. EUR 6,000–8,000