Sale: 523 / Art of the 19th Century, Dec. 11. 2021 in Munich Lot 361

 

361
Franz von Stuck
Meerweibchen, Um 1891.
Oil on cardboard
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 34,800
Sold:
€ 137,500 / $ 159.500

(incl. surcharge)
Meerweibchen. Um 1891.
Oil on cardboard.
Cf. Voss 38. Bottom right signed. 20.3 x 68.5 cm (7.9 x 26.9 in).
In original frame from Gebrüder Oberndorfer, Munich.
• Rare and unusually elongated format, that Stuck used to approach the reclined body.
• In this work Stuck attains an expressive compositional solution for the fascinating relation between man and woman, which is of key relevance in Stuck's creation.
• From the group of motifs of mermaids and fauns, which Stuck and other important artists of Symbolism were intensively occupied with.
• The study-like, free character makes the artist's work method particularly comprehensible
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PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany (for ca. 20 years).




361
Franz von Stuck
Meerweibchen, Um 1891.
Oil on cardboard
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 34,800
Sold:
€ 137,500 / $ 159.500

(incl. surcharge)