Sale: 465 / Art of the 19th Century, May 18. 2018 in Munich Lot 66

 
66
Edward Theodore Compton
Hoher Göll vom Watzmann-Hocheck, 1919.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 19,800
Sold:
€ 30,000 / $ 33.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Hoher Göll vom Watzmann-Hocheck. 1919.
Oil on canvas.
Lower left signed and dated. Verso with color study of Lake Starnberg (Rose Island) in oil. 61 x 91.2 cm (24 x 35.9 in).

PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany.

LITERATURE: Jürgen und Sibylle Brandes, E. T. Compton. Maler und Bergsteiger, Munich 2007, p. 87 (with color illu. 159).
Siegrfried Wichmann, Compton. Edward Theodore & Edward Harrison. Maler und Alpinisten, Stuttgart 1999, pp. 50-51, 170-171 (with color illu., here differently titled as "Totes Gebirge (Grosser Priel 2.515 m, Wildkogelgruppe, Grosser Warschensteinstock)").
"When we reached the peak after a hard and seemingly interminablen ascension, Compton immediately began to paint. Many times I had to feed him, since he worked so feverish, as he feared that envious clouds might cover the surrounding mountain scenery." (K. Blodig, quote after: Brandes, p. 38)

66
Edward Theodore Compton
Hoher Göll vom Watzmann-Hocheck, 1919.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 19,800
Sold:
€ 30,000 / $ 33.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)