Sale: 490 / Art of the 19th Century, Nov. 22. 2019 in Munich Lot 14

Eduard von Grützner
Falstaff, Um 1900.
Oil on panel
€ 4,000 - 6,000

$ 4,400 - 6,600

Lot description
Falstaff. Um 1900.
Oil on panel.
Cf. Balogh 559-572. Signed in the paint in lower right. Verso with various hand-written numbers and a label of an English painting supplies store. 20.3 x 15 cm (7.9 x 5.9 in).

PROVENANCE: Lempertz, Cologne, auction on November 20, 2004, lot 1272.
Private collection Berlin (acquired from aforementioned).

Called up: November 22, 2019 - ca. 17.13 h +/- 20 min.

"Falstaff was a theme that became the artist's friend and companion in his later years […]. [Grützner] created the ideal classic Falstaff type. Treating the old glutton, who is always up to something naughty, on a permanent boozing spree and chasing tail, a liar and coward on top, with lenience. His hero might have been bald, but Grützner showed him with nice white locks of hair around the ears. Cheeky eyes blink from the reddish face. He added mustache and bodkin beard to the moon-face, making him almost look smart. Despite the big belly he depicted him well-proportioned. In one word, Falstaff looks quite pleasant and charming. One could not be angry with him. Grützner's oeuvre had been 'teeming' with Falstaff portraits since the [18]70s. In a torn doublet he burly stands in front of us or sits at a table, with or without a sword, dagger and cap. In many cases he is depicted close-up, from the side or in frontal view." (László Balogh, Eduard von Grützner. 1846-1925. Ein Münchner Genremaler der Gründerzeit, Mainburg 1991, pp. 104f.).

Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right apportionment for Eduard von Grützner "Falstaff"
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Differential taxation:
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