Sale: 388 / Old Masters and Art of the 19th Century, April 26. 2012 in Munich Lot 140

 
Friedrich Preller d. J. - Achill schleift Hector (nach Homer - Ilias: Gesang 22, Vers 395)


140
Friedrich Preller d. J.
Achill schleift Hector (nach Homer - Ilias: Gesang 22, Vers 395), 1877.
Charcoal drawing
Estimate:
€ 1,800 / $ 1,800
Sold:
€ 2,125 / $ 2.125

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Achill schleift Hector (nach Homer - Ilias: Gesang 22, Vers 395). Ca. 1877/78.
Charcoal drawing, wipe and wash.
Signed lower left and inscribed lower center. On paper, laid on muslin and mounted in stretcher. 120 x 93,5 cm (47,2 x 36,8 in).
With remains old old adhesive labels on verso.
Attached: "Bilder zur Ilias - Von Friedrich Preller dem Jüngeren", reprint of portfolio with a double sheet with text and 12 plates (no date), published by Bruckmann.

LITERATURE: Cf. Max Jordan [publisher], Friedrich Preller der Jüngere. Tagebücher des Künstlers, Munich 1904, pp. 254f.

The Munich publisher Friedrich Bruckmann, who had already published an Odyssey series with Preller's father some years earlier, ordered, sort of as a counter piece, a cycle on the Iliad from Preller the Younger. The artist chose twelve scenes and made haunting drawings that are almost one meter tall. After the se models Bruckmann published the Iliad series in excellent phototypes. This original drawing is sheet 10 of the series. [CB].

Cf. lots 139 and 207-212.




140
Friedrich Preller d. J.
Achill schleift Hector (nach Homer - Ilias: Gesang 22, Vers 395), 1877.
Charcoal drawing
Estimate:
€ 1,800 / $ 1,800
Sold:
€ 2,125 / $ 2.125

(incl. 25% surcharge)