Sale: 498 / Art of the 19th Century, July 18. 2020 in Munich Lot 529

 
529
Wilhelm Meyerheim
Postkutsche im Pommerschen Hafen, 1868.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 3,000 / $ 3,570
Sold:
€ 1,500 / $ 1.785

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Postkutsche im Pommerschen Hafen. 1868.
Oil on canvas.
Signed and dated in lower right. Verso of the stretcher with a typographically inscribed label and a later numbering. 67.4 x 97.3 cm (26.5 x 38.3 in).

PROVENANCE: Lempertz, Cologne, auction on November 19, 2011, lot 1452 (with illu.).
Private collection Rhineland (acquired from aforementioned).

EXHIBITION: Presumably: Kunstausstellung der Königlichen Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Dresden June 26 – September 27, 1868, p. 22, cat. no. 81 (no illu., "Pommerscher Binnenhafen").

LITERATURE: Presumably: Friedrich von Boetticher, Malerwerke des 19. Jahrhunderts, Dresden 1891-1901 (reprint from 1969), vol. II.1, p. 52, no. 32 ("Pommer'scher Binnenhafen", there with reference to the art exhibition at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden in 1868 and in Berlin in 1870).

Essay
In this work the battle scene and genre painter Wilhelm Meyerheim renders a lively scene on a densely populated river bank in Pommerania. People land hey, wooden beams and other commodities on a small pier, while the workman of a nearby inn hauls a heavy chest into a post coach that is ready for departure. The impressively towering stone buildings in the back are in strong contrast to the tranquility of the scene in the foreground. Meyerheim orchestrates the interplay of an almost rural idyl in front of an urban architecture with great poise. The artist, son of a family of painters from Gdansk, must have had a particular fancy for this contrast, as many similar scenes he made deliver proof of. [FS]
529
Wilhelm Meyerheim
Postkutsche im Pommerschen Hafen, 1868.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 3,000 / $ 3,570
Sold:
€ 1,500 / $ 1.785

(incl. 25% surcharge)