Sale: 484 / Art of the 19th Century, May 24. 2019 in Munich Lot 69

 
69
Alexander Koester
Enten, Reichenau, Um 1909/13.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 45,200
Sold:
€ 100,000 / $ 112.999

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Enten, Reichenau. Um 1909 /13.
Oil on canvas.
Stein 794 (with slightly differing dimensions). Signed in lower right. 72.5 x 118 cm (28.5 x 46.4 in).

- Extraordinarily strong composition with popular ducks on Lake Constance
- Offered on the auction market first time in 100 years
.

PROVENANCE: Collection Otto Hollmann, Bergneustadt (acquired directly from the artist).
Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia (inherited by today's owner).

"Whether alone or in groups - they reflect what is typical about the world of the ducks! and thus make a valuable contribution to an entertaining psychology, their coziness in the straw, their modest but happy life and their merriness, their gregariousness!”
(quote from: Ruth Stein/ Hans Koester, Alexander Koester 1864-1932. Leben und Werk, Recklinghausen 1988, p. 46)

69
Alexander Koester
Enten, Reichenau, Um 1909/13.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 45,200
Sold:
€ 100,000 / $ 112.999

(incl. 25% surcharge)