Sale: 388 / Old Masters and Art of the 19th Century, April 26. 2012 in Munich Lot 233

 
Johann Gottfried Steffan - Weite Voralpenlandschaft mit Schafherde und Hirte


 
233
Johann Gottfried Steffan
Weite Voralpenlandschaft mit Schafherde und Hirte, 1850.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 9,000 / $ 10,800
Sold:
€ 10,000 / $ 12.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Weite Voralpenlandschaft mit Schafherde und Hirte. 1850.
Oil on canvas.
Signed, dated and inscribed "München" lower right. 63,5 x 84 cm (25 x 33 in).

Johann Gottfried Steffan was born in Switzerland in 1815 where he first did an apprenticeship as lithographer. In 1833 he came to Munich where he continued working as lithographer, but he also took drawing lessons with Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Kaulbach and others. As of 1839 Steffan was committed to drawing exclusively, his style shows strong influences of Dutch painting and particularly of Carl Rottmann. He was a friend of Friedrich Voltz, who had also worked as a lithographer and etcher but then also began to paint. Steffan's most famous student was Joseph Wenglein. [CB].

233
Johann Gottfried Steffan
Weite Voralpenlandschaft mit Schafherde und Hirte, 1850.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 9,000 / $ 10,800
Sold:
€ 10,000 / $ 12.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)