Sale: 518 / Art of the 19th Century, June 17. 2021 in Munich Lot 15

 
15
Carl Spitzweg
Einsiedler mit Mädchen, Um 1870.
Oil on panel
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 36,000
Sold:
€ 112,500 / $ 135.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Einsiedler mit Mädchen. Um 1870.
Oil on panel.
Wichmann 831. With the estate stamp on the reverse (Lugt 2307). 37.5 x 30 cm (14.7 x 11.8 in).

• From the artist's estate and in possession of his extended family for a long time.
• Rare depiction of such a young hermit who is only too happy to be distracted.
• Further hermit paintings can be found in the world's largest and most important Spitzweg collection at the Georg Schäfer Museum, Schweinfurt.
• At the entrance to the cave Spitzweg uses the unique glowing cobalt cerulean blue that he had created as a pharmacist - Spitzweg expert Jens Christian Jensen calls it "the eyes of heaven".
• Fascinating combination of landscape, dramatic lighting and fantasy in Spitzweg's mature work
.

We are grateful to Mr Detlef Rosenberger, who eyed the original work, for his kind support in cataloging this lot.

PROVENANCE: From the artist's estate.
Collection Major Karl Loreck (teh artist's nephew in-law), Munich (with the name on the reverse, family-owned until at least 1986).
Private collection Southern Germany.

EXHIBITION: Carl Spitzweg und die französischen Zeichner. Daumier-Grandville-Gavarni-Doré, Haus der Kunst, Munich, November 23, 1985 - February 2, 1986, p. 396, no. 749 (with illu.), p. 502.

15
Carl Spitzweg
Einsiedler mit Mädchen, Um 1870.
Oil on panel
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 36,000
Sold:
€ 112,500 / $ 135.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)