Sale: 424 / Modern Art, June 11./13. 2015 in Munich Lot 97

 

97
Max Peiffer Watenphul
Rom, Caracallathermen am Abend, 1963.
Oil on burlap
Estimate:
€ 12,000 / $ 13,920
Sold:
€ 11,250 / $ 13.050

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Rom, Caracallathermen am Abend. 1963.
Oil on burlap.
Watenphul Pasqualucci/Pasqualucci G 729. Monogrammed lower right. Verso (presumably by a hand other than that of the artist) inscribed '127'. 68.5 x 93.5 cm (26.9 x 36.8 in).
[EH].

PROVENANCE: Galerie Welz, Salzburg
Private collection, Bayreuth (acquired from previously mentioned in 1994).

In his landscape and village views Max Peiffer-Watenphul does not only depict what he sees, he rather is a master in rendering sensation on canvas. In this work it is monumental heaviness of the ancient ruin's of the Baths of Caracalla in Rome. Next to our work , the catalog raisonné mentions two further illustrations of these baths. For our painting there is also a draft in black ballpoint pen and black ink in sketchbook III in existence.



97
Max Peiffer Watenphul
Rom, Caracallathermen am Abend, 1963.
Oil on burlap
Estimate:
€ 12,000 / $ 13,920
Sold:
€ 11,250 / $ 13.050

(incl. 25% surcharge)