Sale: 370 / Old Masters and 19th Century, Oct. 29. 2010 in Munich Lot 1255

 
Friedrich Georg Weitsch - Porträt des Astronomen Johann Elert Bode


 
1255
Friedrich Georg Weitsch
Porträt des Astronomen Johann Elert Bode, 1822.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 2,500 / $ 2,975
Sold:
€ 2,440 / $ 2.903

(incl. 22% surcharge)
Lot description
Oil on canvas, laid on cardboard
Signed and dated. 60,3 x 50 cm (23,7 x 19,6 in)
Johann Elert Bode, director of the Berlin observatory as of 1786, became famous for being the theoretic discoverer (literally "calculator") of the planet Uranus. His second celestial atlas, the "Uranographia", self-published in 1801, is regarded a masterpiec of artistic celestail cartography. [CM].

PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany (in possession of the descendants of the person depicted).

LITERATURE: Schwemin, Freidhelm: Der Berliner Astronom - Leben und Werk von Johann Elert Bode (1747-1826), Frankfurt am Main 2006, p. 82, image 42.

1255
Friedrich Georg Weitsch
Porträt des Astronomen Johann Elert Bode, 1822.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 2,500 / $ 2,975
Sold:
€ 2,440 / $ 2.903

(incl. 22% surcharge)