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Special Auction in Munich - 19th Century Art
A Private Collection

Franz von Stuck
Aschenbrödel, 1899, oil on wood,
49,1 x 42,3 cm
Estimate: € 80.000-120.000

Munich, 13 March 2017, (kk) – The collection of a Southern German art lover that is going for sale in the auction of 19th Century Art at Ketterer Kunst in Munich on 24 May is a true gem. Works by renowned names from the Munich School, as well as by illustrious representatives of Austrian art are among the highlights of the approximately 30 works.

The high-class range of offerings is led by Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller's oil painting "Ein alter Invalide mit Kindern" from 1827, which carries an estimate of € 100,000-150,000. The acclaimed Viennese artist possesses great mastery in capturing the observer by carefully rendering his protagonists' emotional ties. This closeness emanates a touching truthfulness. His landscape paintings, however, are likewise captivating. An impressive example thereof is the work "Altes Bauerngehöft im südlichen Wienerwald" from around 1850, which will enter the race with an estimate of € 40,000-60,000.

Franz von Stuck
Susanna im Bade, around 1913, oil on wood,
65,6 x 29,6 cm
Estimate: € 80.000-120.000
Other highlights are two works by Franz von Stuck. The painting "Aschenbrödel" from 1899 introduced a very successful motif series in his oeuvre. Owed to the young girl's innocent erotic aura, the portrait, strictly kept in side-face perspective and executed in Italian Quattrocento manner, is a sensual and gracious depiction that expresses vulnerability and strength in equal measure. It has been estimated at € 80,000-120,000 and is on a par with another work by the artist: Made around 1913, "Susanna im Bade" is a popular theme from Christian tradition that Stuck rendered time and again. However, in doing so he abandoned their traditional meaning in favor of a more archetypal human interpretation.

Half a dozen works by Franz von Defregger are guaranteed to provide excitement in the saleroom as well. The group is led by the oil painting "Die Zitherspielerin" from 1909. Even though the Tyrolean artist made several variations of the popular motif, the portrait master put particular emphasis on the people's faces in this work. An effect that is even increased by the plain background. The estimate is at € 20,000-30,000.

Other works in the collection come from Rudolf von Alt, Eugène Henri Cauchois, Carl Jutz the Elder, Carl Kronberger, Hubert Sattler, Eduard Schleich the Elder, Adolf Stademann and Joseph Wopfner.

Apart from the special auction, the auction of 19th Century Art offers works from Friedrich Kallmorgen (among them "Der Taufgang", estimate: € 15,000-20,000) and Edward Theodore Compton (among them "Ansicht der Marmolata", estimate: € 12,000-15,000). More big names in the auction are Jan Chelminski, Johann Georg von Dillis, Jakob Wilhelm Grünenwald, Karl Hagemeister, Erich Kips, Franz von Lenbach, Carl von Marr and Alexander Koester.


08/09 May        Ketterer Kunst Holstenwall 5,   20355 Hamburg*
11/12 May        Ketterer Kunst Malkastenstr. 11,   40211 Düsseldorf*
15/16 May        Ketterer Kunst Fasanenstr. 70,   10719 Berlin*
19-23 May        Ketterer Kunst Joseph-Wild-Str. 18,   81829 Munich**
* selected works ** all works


19th Century Art in Munich, Germany on 24 May 2017

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