Sale: 490 / Art of the 19th Century, Nov. 22. 2019 in Munich Lot 7

August Franz Schelver
Das Almosen, 1829.
Oil on panel
€ 3,000 - 4,000

$ 3,300 - 4,400

Lot description
Das Almosen. 1829.
Oil on panel.
Monogrammed and dated in lower left. Verso with a coat of arms embossed in red
sealing wax. 41.3 x 50.8 cm (16.2 x 20 in).

PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany.

EXHIBITION: Presumably: Kunstausstellung der Königlich Bayerischen Akademie der Bildenden Künste in München, October 1829, p. 34, no. 430.

LITERATURE: Presumably: Morgenblatt für gebildete Stände / Kunstblatt, 10.1829, p. 376 (Betrachtungen über die Kunstausstellung in München, zum Werk: "mit Talent und Laune dargestellt").
Presumably: Friedrich von Boetticher, Malerwerke des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts, Dresden 1891-1901 (reprint from 1969), vol. II.2, p. 538, no. 1.

Called up: November 22, 2019 - ca. 17.06 h +/- 20 min.

August Franz Schelver, native of Osnabrück, was initially trained by the portrait and landscape painter Heinrich Neelmayer in his hometown before he studied at the Munich Academy from 1826 to 1832. Schelver was mainly active as painter of battle scenes and genre scenes. In our work he addresses the theme of almsgiving. A landowner helps a journeyman, which earns him the disapproving glance of his wife. Schelver, a typical representative of Biedermeier painting, delivers particularly convincing proof of his mastery through the casual arrangement of the figures and the poised depiction of the horses, with a detailled stroke of the brush he renders a particularly nuanced account of their coats. [FS]

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Objects made by artists who have not died at least 70 years ago are subject to a resale right apportionment of 1.5% plus statutory sales tax.