Sale: 356 / Old Masters and Art of the 19th Century, Oct. 23. 2009 in Munich Lot 86

 
Franz von Defregger - Abschied - Skizze


 
86
Franz von Defregger
Abschied - Skizze, 1880.
Oil on panel
Estimate:
€ 5,000 / $ 6,000
Sold:
€ 5,856 / $ 7.027

(incl. 22% surcharge)
Lot description

Oil on panel
Defregger p. 329. Signed lower left. 32,1 x 25,2 cm (12,6 x 9,9 in)

PROVENANCE: Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia (family property for c. 40 years).

The polysemic farewell that can be interpreted in this small work reveals in its very sketchiness Defregger’s consummate mastery of painting. Here he directs our attention to the relationship between the two people, with all extraneous detail left out. Thus an intimate scene has been created that says a great deal while concealing some things. [KD]

Good overall impression. Edges with isolated, tiny color losses.
86
Franz von Defregger
Abschied - Skizze, 1880.
Oil on panel
Estimate:
€ 5,000 / $ 6,000
Sold:
€ 5,856 / $ 7.027

(incl. 22% surcharge)