Van Ham /May 17, 2013
€10,000.00 - €12,000.00
Artworks in Arcadja339
Some works of Carl SpitzwegExtracted between 339 works in the catalog of Arcadja
Auction: Auctionata -Apr 10, 2014 - BerlinLot number: 69
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Lot 69: Carl Spitzweg (1808-1885), Oil Painting 'Serenade', circa 1870 Carl Spitzweg (1808-1885) Description: Oil on panel Germany, circa 1870 Carl Spitzweg (1808-1885) - German painter Signed with monogram lower right: Rhombus with S Catalog raisonné number: Wichmann 1595; Roennefahrt , 775 Gilded stucco frame Overall dimensions, with frame: 48 x 42.5 cm, panel: 27.5 x 21.8 cm Good condition Provenance: German private collection The Serenade in the moonlight is a subject often depicted by the German painter. With this late work, Spitzweg has succeeded in creating a very atmospheric night piece. Comparable works by Spitzweg fetch up to 200,000 euros at the international auction market Carl Spitzweg created this painting entitled 'Serenade' crica 1870. Spitzweg depicted the Serenade subject several times in his later period, preferably capturing it in the moonlight. The present night piece shows a view of an old town, where a marching band walks up to the direction of the viewer. On the sides are located facades, and on the left are visible some pedestrians. In the right foreground is depicted a fountain shown with standing figure; behind is flickering the light from a room. A house with bay in the background is brightly illuminated by the glow of the moon. To the far right opens the alley and the view of a blue-gray night sky. In this work, Spitzweg has used the characteristic elements of his serenade pieces: the night sky, the moonlit bay, the illuminated room, the fountain. However, the composition is rendered sketchy, which enhances the painting with a special charm. The provenance of the work is well documented: It was sold on 19 October 1897 from a Viennese private collection in the Berlin gallery Lepke. In October 1919, in was sold from the Zurich Collection Henneberg in the gallery Neupert, Zurich. The last passage on the market was in the 1970s, when purchased by a German collector, and thence by descent. The painting is signed with monogram lower right with the rhombus and 'S'. The painting is in good condition, showing slight framing marks, craquelure and a few smaller restorations, especially along the edges and in the architectural backdrop. The ornate, gilded stucco frame is also in good condition, displaying minimal wear. The gilding has partly been renewed. The overall dimensions with frame are 48 x 42.5 cm, the panel measuring 27.5 x 21.8 cm. Carl Spitzweg (1808-1885) Carl Spitzweg studied pharmacy, botany and chemistry at the University of Munich. Before he began teaching himself painting, he worked as a pharmacist until 1833. In 1835, he became a member of the Munich Kunstverein. This was followed by extensive travels through Europe. From 1844, he worked for the 'Flying Papers', which were fitted with his humorous drawings. Spitzweg belongs to the late Romantic Movement. Whilst the early works still show the influence of the Biedermeier, the painting style loosened up in his later work, and came close to Impressionism. The artist's keen sense of coloring derived possibly from his training in pharmacy. In addition to landscapes, Spitzweg's frequently depicted characters from the Biedermeier petty bourgeoisie, and satirical illustrations of quirky characters. Works by Carl Spitzweg achieve very high prices on the international auction market. They are on display in major collections, such as the Neue Pinakothek Munich, the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, the Germanic National Museum in Nuremberg, and the Wallraf-Richartz Museum in Cologne.
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Auktion A166 Lot 3232 - 20 September 2013 17:00 * SPITZWEG, CARL (1808 Munich 1885) Die Waldkapelle. Oil on panel. Inscribed lower right: S in rhombus. 21.1 x 14 cm. Expertise: - Adolf Alt, Munich, 21.5.1933. - Prof. Siegfried Wichmann, 10.7.1992 (original available). - Scientific report: Dr. H. Kühn, Munich, 18.11.1991. Provenance: - Auktion Arno Winterberg, Winterberg, A45, 9./10.10.1992, colour ill. Title page.. - German private collection. Literature: - Wichmann, Siegfried: Carl Spitzweg. Die Andacht vor der Waldkapelle I. Dokumentation, Starnberg-Munich, R.f.v.u.a.K. 1989, p. 5ff., Bayer. Staatsbibl. Munich, Inv.-No.Ana 656 b/w 37. - Wichmann, Siegfried: Carl Spitzweg. Die Andacht vor der Waldkapelle II. Dokumentation, Starnberg-Munich, R.f.v.u.a.K. 1990, pp. 22f., Bayer. Staatsbibl. Munich, Inv.-No.Ana 656 b/w 38. - Wichmann, Siegfried: Carl Spitzweg, Verzeichnis der Werke, Gemälde und Aquarelle, Stuttgart 2002, pp. 428f., Cat. No.1058, with ill. CHF 30 000.- / 40 000.- € 25 000.- / 33 330.- * SPITZWEG, CARL (1808 München 1885) Die Waldkapelle. Öl auf Holz. Unten rechts bezeichnet: S im Rhombus. 21,1 x 14 cm. Gutachten: - Adolf Alt, München, 21.5.1933 (gemäss Literatur: Wichmann, 2002, S. 429). - Prof. Siegfried Wichmann, 10.7.1992 (Original vorhanden). - Naturwissenschaftlicher Untersuchungsbericht: Dr. H. Kühn, München, 18.11.1991. Provenienz: - Auktion Arno Winterberg, Winterberg, A45, 9./10.10.1992, Farbabb. Titelseite. - Deutsche Privatsammlung. Literatur: - Wichmann, Siegfried: Carl Spitzweg. Die Andacht vor der Waldkapelle I. Dokumentation, Starnberg-München, R.f.v.u.a.K. 1989, S. 5ff., Bayer. Staatsbibl. München, Inv.-Nr. Ana 656 SW 37. - Wichmann, Siegfried: Carl Spitzweg. Die Andacht vor der Waldkapelle II. Dokumentation, Starnberg-München, R.f.v.u.a.K. 1990, S. 22f., Bayer. Staatsbibl. München, Inv.-Nr. Ana 656 SW 38. - Wichmann, Siegfried: Carl Spitzweg, Verzeichnis der Werke, Gemälde und Aquarelle, Stuttgart 2002, S. 428f., Kat.-Nr. 1058, mit Abb. CHF 30 000.- / 40 000.- € 25 000.- / 33 330.-
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Lot 167 Carl Spitzweg 1808 – Munich – 1885 „DER GEIGER AUF DEM DACH“ Circa 1848. Oil on paper, laid down on cardboard. 27,2 x 48,2 cm (10 ¾ x 19 in.) Wichmann 245 / Roennefahrt 1074. - EUR 10.000 – 15.000 US $ 13,000 – 19,400 Provenance: Tilo and Barbara v. Wilmowsky, née Krupp, Schloss Marienthal near Eckartsberga, later Essen (in circa 1907 acquired – at Helbing?, thence by descent to the present owner) Literature and Illustration: Auction: Gemälde moderner Meister. Rosa Bonheur, Courbet, Daubigny, Decamps [...]. Munich, Hugo Helbing, 26 June 1907, cat. no. 49
Auction: Van Ham -May 17, 2013 - CologneLot number: 645
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DescDE Spitzweg, Carl München 1808 - 1885 Susanna im Bade. Um 1849. Bezeichnet mit Nachlassstempel unten links: S in Raute Spitzweg (wohl nachgezogen). Öl auf Holz. 19,8 x 23,3cm. Rahmen. Rückseitig: - Nachlassstempel und zahlreiche Vermerke; - auf Rahmen und Keilrahmen Ausstellungsaufkleber: Haus der Kunst München Provenienz: - Auktion Neumeister, München, 1998, Nr. 105; - Privatsammlung Süddeutschland. Literatur: Aufgeführt und abgebildet in: Wichmann, Siegfried: Carl Spitzweg. Verzeichnis der Werke, Stuttgart 2002, S. 246, Nr. 687. Ausstellungen: - Aufgeführt und abgebildet in: Carl Spitzweg und sein Freundeskreis (Ausst.Kat. München, Haus der Kunst, 7. Oktober 1967 bis 7. Januar 1968), München 1967, S. 32, Nr. 14; - Aufgeführt und abgebildet in: Carl Spitzweg und die französischen Zeichner Daumier, Grandville, Gavarni, Doré (Ausst.Kat. München, Haus der Kunst, 23. November 1985 bis 2. Februar 1986), München 1985, S. 138 und 427, Nr. 105. DescEN Spitzweg, Carl Munich 1808 - 1885 Susanna and the Elders. Circa 1849. Inscribed with estate stamp on lower left: S in lozenge Spitzweg (presumably reapplied). Oil on wood. 19,8 x 23,3cm. Framed. Verso: - Estate stamp and numerous notes; - On frame and stretcher exhibition label: Haus der Kunst München Literature: Wichmann, Siegfried: Carl Spitzweg. Verzeichnis der Werke, Stuttgart 2002, p. 246. Here listed and illustrated under no. 687; Exhibitions: - Haus der Kunst, München 1968. Carl Spitzweg und sein Freundeskreis. Here listed under no. 14, p. 32; - Haus der Kunst, München 1985. Carl Spitzweg und die franzoesischen Zeichner. Here listed under no. 105, p. 138 and 427. Provenance: - Auction house Neumeister, Munich, 1998, no. 105; - Private collection, South Germany.
Auction: Christie's -Nov 21, 2012 - LondonLot number: 20
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Carl Spitzweg (German, 1808-1885) Berglandschaft mit Liebespaar (Jäger und Mädchen) signed with rhombus monogram (lower right) oil on paper laid on canvas 20¼ x 21¾ in. (51.2 x 55.1 cm.) Painted circa 1863. Acquired directly from the artist by Kaufmann Bayer, Prague, May 1863 (for 240 guilders). Thence by descent to Sophie and Margarethe Bayer. (probably) Acquired from the Bayer family by Norbert Nusser, Biberach-Riss, 1938. Acquired from the above by Heinrich Nauer, Lindenberg. Anonymous sale; Weinmüler, Munich, 2 July 1942, lot 568. with Galerie Thum, St. Gallen. Acquired from the above by J. Huber, 8 October 1948, thence by descent to the present owners. Please note that this lot should be starred in the catalogue and that VAT is payable at 5 on the hammer price and at 20 on the buyer's premium. PROPERTY FROM A SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTION E. Kalkschmidt, Carl Spitzweg und seine Welt, Munich, 1945, p. 24, no. 91 (illustrated). G. Roennefahrt, Carl Spitzweg. Beschreibendes Verzeichnis seiner Gemälde, Ölstudien und Aquarelle, Munich, 1960, pp. 43, 176, no. 395 (illustrated). S. Wichmann, Carl Spitzweg. Kunst, Kosten und Konflikte, Frankfurt/Berlin, 1991, pp. 126, 327, no. 174. S. Wichmann, Carl Spitzweg - Verzeichnis der Werke, Stuttgart, 2002, p. 533, no. 1478 (illustrated). The subject of the huntsman, typically depicted in a mountain landscape, is a leitmotif in the oeuvre of Carl Spitzweg. His treatment of the subject varied from the comical (der Sonntagsjäger), in which the hunter appears as a stock type drawn from artist's large gallery of caricatures, to compositions in the vein of the present work, one of the largest in the series; typically set in rugged, deep-valleyed mountain environments, these works are exceptional for combining naturalism and romanticism. Dramatic landscapes featuring mountains, cliffs and gorges had a tradition in German art going back to the heroic landscapes of the Nazarenes painted some 60 years before the present work, but Spitzweg toned down this quasi-spiritual genre of painting with a far more naturalistic approach to his subject. Indeed Spitzweg was intimately familiar with the Bavarian, Swiss and Austrian Alps, where he produced a large body of pencil studies, which sought to capture the mass and texture of large rock formations. His interest was more than just artistic: he had a geologist's eye for his subject, and amassed a considerable minearological collection. The present painting contains all the trademarks for which the artist is famed. The soaring eagles, the contrast between the small figures and the vast landscape, and the curve of the path, which leads the viewer's eye towards the cliff-face and sky, have distinctly romantic overtones, but landscape details are naturally rendered, and the whole composition is softened by the inclusion of a human narrative. The end result is a painting that combines several elements to which Spitzweg's audience could immediately relate, and which ensured him very considerable commercial success in his own lifetime.