Stunning Hammershøi interior offered at Christie's Sale of 19th Century European Art

The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Thursday, June 20, 2024


Stunning Hammershøi interior offered at Christie's Sale of 19th Century European Art
Vilhelm Hammershøi (Danish, 1864-1916), Bedroom, Strandgade 30, 1906, oil on canvas, 59.5 x 67.5 cm, Estimate: £250,000-350,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2013.



LONDON.- Christie’s department of 19th Century European Art announced its autumn sale, which will take place on 26 November 2013. Discerning collectors will be offered the opportunity to acquire works coming from significant collections, including a rediscovered work by Alfred De Dreux from the collection of Prinz Maximilian zu Fürstenberg; various paintings from the Simone et Jean Tiroche Collection; a strong group of wildlife paintings by German Naturalist painter, Wilhelm Kuhnert from the private collection of a Scottish country house, as well as a stunning work by Vilhelm Hammershøi, Bedroom, Strandgade 30, 1906, formerly in the collection of the artist’s friend and biographer, Alfred Bramsen, who had acquired it directly from the artist (estimate: £250,000-350,000). Featuring a stellar array of works by European masters, the sale includes a monumental Orientalist painting by Alfred De Dreux, and the first ever oil painting by renowned German artist Adolph Menzel. With over 75 works ranging from £8,000to £500,000, the sale is expected to realise in excess of £3 million. Hammershøi’s trademark painting illustrates the poetic interior views that are so representative of the Danish artist's practice, and is also notable for its spatial complexity, which serves to reinforce the sense of isolation that informs so much of the artist's work.

ALFRED DE DREUX
Christie’s will offer one of the most exciting compositions produced by renowned Romantic artist Alfred De Dreux, Guerrier Ottoman a Cheval, believed to have formerly been part of the collection of the Comte de Fleury of the Aide de Camp to Emperor Napoleon III (estimate: £300,000-500,000). De Dreux was one of the chief artists of the Second Empire. Leading the sale, this monumental rendition of a mounted Ottoman warrior firing a pistol combines a profoundly Romantic vision with Alfred De Dreux's extraordinary talents as the leading equestrian artist of his generation. Both in its subject matter and rich coloration, this work can be seen as a testimony to the work of Théodore Géricault, with whom the artist grew up with as a child, and of Eugène Delacroix, to whose pictures of galloping Arab horsemen it bears such a striking resemblance. This is one of relatively few Orientalist works by De Dreux; the last one in the genre to have appeared on the market realised a world record price when it was sold at Christie’s London in May 2006 for £848,000.

IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF WILDLIFE PAINTINGS BY WILHELM KUHNERT
German born artist Wilhelm Kuhnert was one of the first European artists to travel to East Africa to sketch the wildlife and terrain of the region. While most of Kuhnert's contemporaries studied animals in captivity, Kuhnert worked with the prominent animal painter Richard Friese, emphasizing the study of animals in their native habitats. Christie’s will offer a group of 14 oil paintings by the artist who, in 2008, realised a world record price at $590,500.

JEAN RAFFAELLI
Further highlights of the sale will include a mesmerizing painting by Jean Raffaëlli, a French realist painter, sculptor, and printmaker who exhibited with the Impressionists. Having studied under Jean-Léon Gérôme and later working alongside Edgar Degas, Raffaëlli’s oeuvre reflects modern sociological conditions, while typifying the aesthetic and political concerns of his time. In the present work, Portrait of the Artist William Dannat, exhibited at the Salon of1891, Raffaelli manages to portray the psychological character of the his sitter with the painterly touch of the Impressionists (estimate: £60,000 – 80,000).

CARLO BOSSOLI AND ARTHUR BRIDGEMAN
A pupil of Jean Léon Gérôme, the American painter Frederick Arthur Bridgman devoted himself almost exclusively to representations of daily life in Algeria, which are notable for their lightness of touch and particular sensitivity to the subtleties and diversity of human expressions and poses. The present painting, Fording the Stream, showing horsemen crossing an oasis at nightfall, reflects a turning point in Bridgeman’s artistic development (estimate £120,000-180,000), as the artist turned from a highly polished style which echoes that of his master, to a more painterly approach which more accurately reflects the subtleties of light and shade of the North African climate. The Orientalist selection of the sale is further highlighted by a pair of panoramas of Constantinople by Italian painter Carlo Bossoli (estimate £120,000-180,000). Always executed with great attention to detail and enriched with little scenes of local colour, Bossoli’s works combine a sense of the picturesque, influenced by Venetian vedute painters of the 17th century, with a sense of the landscape, architecture and everyday life of Constantinople at the time.











Today's News

November 5, 2013

Galerie Kornfeld denies 'Nazi-looted' art claims insisting it only bought legitimate works

"Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections" on view at the National Gallery of Art

Venetian glass designed by Italian architect Carlo Scarpa on view at Metropolitan Museum

First solo exhibition of Richard Avedon's work in the LA area since 1976 opens at Gagosian

Stunning Hammershøi interior offered at Christie's Sale of 19th Century European Art

Christie's to offer property from the Collection of Senator Frank R. Lautenberg

Steven Holl Architects celebrates the opening of the Sifang Art Museum in Nanjing

East Africa art on rise as Kenya holds first commercial auction organized by Circle Art Agency

Eli Wilner discusses the importance of frames and proper techniques necessary for frame restoration

Emily Ballew Neff to serve as Director of Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at University of Oklahoma

JFK final sketch up at auction: Final sketch by the President-the day before he heads to Dallas

"A Young Boy" by Walter Stephens Lethbridge opens batting order at Bonhams

Adams Amsterdam Auctions announces sale dedicated to the work of Vincent Mentzel

Leap Forward Yourself: Sharon Ya'ari exhibits at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Navigating Art Languages: The James M. Shelton, Jr. Collection on view at El Paso Museum of Art

Exquisite silver miniature pieces from the Milntown Collection for sale at Bonhams

Tom de Freston opens solo exhibition at Shakespeare's Globe

Jewelry and paintings highlight Grogan's 2 million dollar sale

BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair announces highlights

Poly Gallery presents selling exhibition of artworks by emerging Asian artists




Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Writer: Ofelia Zurbia Betancourt

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful