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Anonymous pencil drawing.
The rendering is drawn on the basis of Hercules Farnese. The statue once belonged to the Farnese Antique Art Collection in Rome. The statue of Hercules is now part of the permanent exhibition in the Archeologigal NationalMuseum in Naples.
Hercules here shown in half profile leaning against a column over which is draped the skin of the Nemean Lion. In the palm his right hand Hercules is holding an apple of the Hesperides, exemplary for love, fertility and eternal youth.
The awkward appearance of his left hand (larger than it should be) is a part of the original statue and thus depicted correctly.
The well executed pencil drawing has some blemishes caused by age and handling. There are some folds and spots, which wet trying to show enlarged and detailed in scans for the inspection of the viewer.
Sheet size: 44 x 23,8 cm (ca. .3 x 9.4")
Order Nr. ORIGINALHERCULES
Bust of the head of a young woman. In the style of a classical marble bust.
Charcoal drawing by Gustav Holzapfel (1881-??? possibly deported, murdered or he emigrated. Holzapfel became an interior designer. There are traces of him till about 1930.
Paper used is off-white. It has accumulated some patica. Few blemishes caused by age and handling, such as minor wrinkling.
Signature: G. Holzapfel
The drawing is not dated. But we found it in a series of Holzapfel drawings, some of which bore the date 1899. So Holzapfel, at age 18, probably went to academical practice drawing.
Figure size: Ca. 44 x ca. 25 cm (ca. 13 x 9.8")
Sheet size: 58 x 43 cm (ca. 22.8 x 17")
Order Nr. CHARCOAL DRAWING BUST OF YOUNG WOMAN
Young female nude. In the style of a classical statue
Charcoal drawing by Gustav Holzapfel (1881- ??? possibly deported, murdered or he emigrated.
Holzapfel became an interior designer. There are traces of him till about 1930.
This drawing of the classical young nude woman is not dated. But we found it in a series of Holzapfel drawings, some of which bore the date 1899. So Holzapfel, at age 18, probably went to academical practice drawing. The base under the left foot of the nude bears the artist's monogram "G.H."
The paper used was off white. It has a warm beige tone. Passing time has caused some blemishes along the upper and the lower edge. In the middle of the upper edge is a little hole, obviously for pinning the pretty girl on a wall. There is a horizontal center fold. There is minor wrinkling with no disturbance to image.
Sheet size: 66,4 x 33 cm (ca. 26 x 13")
Order Nr. CHARCOAL DRAWING NUDE GIRL
"Segretario Ambulante" Ambulant scrivener
Watercolor ( Aquarell ) by : M. de Vito
Title and signature in ink. Very good condition. Under matting.
An ambulant literate waiting for his clientele in a time when few people in Naples could read or write. These ambulant writers helped with form letters for authorities as much as they helped write love letters. This water color is typical for Neapolitan street venders and providers of services such as this. His tolls were quill pen, paper, ink and intellect.
22 x 14,2 cm (Ca. 8.7 x 5.6")
Order Nr. NAPOLI243529
Title written in pencil on passpartout: "Chioggia (suedl. Venedig)"
Very pleasant original watercolor painting of a picturesque part of Chioggia.
Nicely painted. Good condition.
The signature in the lower right corner is not readable.
23 x 16.5 cm ( 9 x 6.4 ")
Order Nr. VENEZIA238687
Very attractive watercolor by Hans-Peter Kirchpfening, (1928-1996). Dated 1955.
Kirchpfening painted watercolors and oil paintings with Italian themes from the 1950s to 1970s.
He painted on the Island of Ischia for a time.
This pleasant watercolor shows a small harbor on Lake Garda.
The frame has a few signs of age and use.
Watercolor: 34 x 25.5 cm ( 13.3 x 10 ")
Framed: 55 x 42 cm ( 21.6 x 16.5 ")
Order Nr. ORIGINAL237420 SOLD
No title. Five Polo players.
Oil painting on woodboard. Unknown artist. Ca 1960-1980.
Not signed or dated.
Attractive painting in a slight Impressionistic style that leaves a good impression when you look at it from a short distance.
40,7 x 66,3 cm ( 16. x 25.9 ")
Order Nr. POLO237447
Very fine original pencil
drawing of the Rouen cathedral probably ca 1860-1870.
There are signs of age and use and small repairs.
21.5 x 17.5 cm ( 8.4 x 6.8 ")
Order Nr. FRANCE242854
Verona - „Duomo a Verona"
Water color in sepia on paper. By Vaclav Koutsky (Czeck artsist 1907 - 1980)
Signed lower right: „V. Koutsky (19)69. Named lower left: „Duomo a Verona"
Front view of the Cathedral of Verona
Mounted on upper left and right to a cardboard. Minimal crinkling.
47.8 x 59.2 cm (18.8 x 23.3")
Order Nr. ITALIAVERONA235004
Bacchanalian scene. Grape-crowned Silenus with a prankish smile offering a basket full of grapes and fruit to bare-bosomed Venus, who, Amor's arrow in hand, looks puzzled, but smiling at admonishing Amor, who, with index finger raised, holds a torch in the other hand. The torch light gives this painting the intense light effects, leaving all except this intimite bacchantalian scene in the dark, from which the vibrant and the subdued colors glow with flashy intensity.
The oil painting on canvas is by an anonymous artist. Time of painting: Ca. 1850/60. The stretcher frame is the original one. The black color of the extreme left corner has been redone. Otherwise the painting has exactly the kind of patina one wishes for, including the desirable craquelure. The gold-colored frame is 20th century.
Measurements: Painting without frame: 46 x 56.7 cm (18.1 x 22.3")
Including frame: 60 x 72 cm (23.6 x 28.3")
Order Nr. WINE8651
Attractive painting of the Montmartre part of Paris.
It shows a street on Montmartre. In the background: two of the cupolas of Sacre Coeur.
Oil on canvas. Signed lower left corner: J. Brasak????. Framed in a pleasant wooden frame.
The painting is not dated but is probably from the early 1960s.
The painting allows a glimpse into a typical Montmartre street.
Visible within the frame: 59 x 48 cm (23.2 x 18.9")
Painting is in good condition.
Order Nr. PAINTING234568
Fruit still life.
Water color over pencil on paper by Wilhelm Schmid. Signed W. Schmid. Dedication by the artist's hand to Herr und Frau Dr. Sollop ( Gollop ?), dated 13 XII 21.
Paper has general age toning. Colors are fresh. Leaf size: 22 x 28.8 cm ( 8.66 x 11.33").
Order Nr. PAINTING9721
Schmid was a Swiss painter (born 1892 in Remingen near Brugg in Aargau - died 1971 in Bré sopra Lugano (near Lugano). Schmid belonged to the avangarde in the field of New Objectivity (Neue Sac hlichkeit). He lived in Berlin from 1917 - 1938. When his work was judges as Degenerate Art by the Nazis, he left Germany and returned to Switzerland. His art work was incorporated in the stream of Magic Realism. Some 40 of his paintings belong to prestigious Swiss Federal Art Collection (Bundeskunstsammlung - BKS).
During the Nazi Regime all of Schmid's work in German museums was destroyed. When he left his home in Potsdam, Germany in a rush, he left his art work behind. All of that is considered missing. His later work was bought by private collectors, by the Museo Wilhelm Schmid in Bré sopra Lugano, in „Argauer Kunsthaus Aarau" and in the Swiss „Bundeskunstsammlung" (BKS) Bern, Switzerland.
Just recently the BKS organized an exhibition of Wilhelm Schmid's work in its possession at the Schweizerische Nationalbibliothek in Bern (May 15 - August 2, 2008).
No title. Most likely Lago Maggiore
Ink drawing in sepia color.
On reverse side with pencil: Mathilde Mutius. Ca. 1820
Mathilde von Mutius was married to
Freiherr Johann August Friedrich Hiller von Gärtringen
Unfortunately we are unable to clearly state the point of view.Locally acquainted people will be able to help.
Very finely done sepia ink drawing. No margins.
6.5 x 22.2 cm (6.5 x 8.7")
Order Nr. ITALIAMAGGIORE235530
No title. Norway. View of a small Norwegian harbor with fishing boats.
Anyone who knows where this is, please inform us!
Very fine gouache, a so-called „Grisaille", on light green cardbord. Signed H. Kiekebusch.
The painter Herman Kiekebusch was born in Berlin in 1857. He worked in Berlin, Norway and in the Alpine countries. Further dates of his life are not available.
20 x 34.5 cm (7.9 x 13.6").
Order Nr. NORWAY1082
Oil painting (on laminated beaver board)
A cluster of red, rose and white grapes among other fruit i(Apples, peaches, figs, pears, cherries)s surrounded, in a setting of antique ruins, by a bunch of exotic tropical birds, among them an ara and a cockatoo having a palaver over their unexpected discovery.
Well executed bizarre and whimsical painting in wonderfully bright colors and great artistic mastership.
This scurrile painting is not signed or dated. Our estimate is that it dates back to the nineteen sxties when the type of beaver board, (Hartfaser) used here, came on the market.
Colors are fresh, bright and clean. Birds and fruit are realistically depicted.
The fact, that this painting is even 12 x 16" allows for the assumption, that the artist was British or American or at least worked where inch-measuremnets are used.
Condition: Without the least of blemish!
30.5 x 40.7 cm (12 x 16")
Order Nr. WINE235725
Gene Kloss Taos Pueblo
„Corn Dancers Coming". Named, numbered 42/50 and signed. Lower right corner „1955" in pencil.
Copper etching by Gene Closs (artist's name. Born as Alice Geneva Glasier).
Etching is clean. Upper left and lower left margin corners a bit wrinkly. Small wrinkle in lower left visible only on reverse side.
California born Gene Kloss fell in love with New Mexico and especially with Taos, when she travelled there for her honeymoon in 1925. Her artwork has found high esteem and is part of many private and museum collections.
27.8 x 35.3 cm (10.9 x 13.9")
Order Nr. USAMOUNTAIN3084 SOLD
No title. Except a pencil line, probably by artist, along upper edge saying: Berühmte Courtisanen (famous courtesans): Jekaterina Iwanowa, Njelidowa.
Watercolor over ink by Franz Christophe. Signed lower center: Christophe. Circa 1910.
Christophe was born in Vienna 1875 and died in Berlin 1946. He devoted himself almost exclusively to erotic illustrations, many of which were used in various publications. His art is full of open and hidden erotic hints. Here he obviously hints to Katharina the Great of Russia.
Paper is age-toned with some light spotting. Lower right corner was torn off (not into image), corner restored. There is a repaired tear on the right side.
31 x 20.7 cm ( 12.2 x 8.1 ")
Order Nr. ORIGINAL9711
Fine original pencil drawing with the swans accented in white. In the lower left corner are the initials LM. In the lower right are a few letters that are not readable.
18.3 x 23.4 cm ( 7.2 x 9.2 ")
Order Nr. DUCKSGEESE6324
Sketch. Three portraits of an old bearded man.
Anonymous, finely executed ink drawing on paper. Most likely Italian. Ca. 1700. Paper shows part of watermark.
Age-toned paper has several light horizontal creases (along the lines of wire screen (for drying the hand-made paper), the lowest one, underneath drawing, more prominent. Some minor foxing.
Page size: 18.5 x 16.5 cm ( 7.2 x 6.4 ")
Order Nr. ORIGINAL 9712
Max A. Kuhn
(1895 Landshut - 1976 Landshut)
Country Road, pastel on cardboard
Kuhn moved to Rosenheim, Upper Bavaria in 1938. He was a painter of landscapes. He became known through many exhibitions: Munich, Regensburg, Dresden, Duesseldorf, Cologne and Linz. His very personal style is timeless, his colors are bold, yet
11.5 x 18.7 cm ( 4.5 x 7.3 ")
Order Nr. ORIGINAL9718
Sketch. Nude young man, helmet, two puttos, lyra playing woman.
Anonymous pencil drawing. Ca. 1800
Creasing in right margin.
Page size: 19 x 11.9 cm ( 7.4 x 4.6 ")
Order Nr. ORIGINAL9719SOLD
Sketch. Unidentified male figure
Anonymous pencil drawing. 18th century
A few light spots, mostly in upper right corner.
25 x 10.3 cm ( 9.8 x 4 ")
Order Nr. ORIGINAL 9720SOLD
Erich Schilling, born 1885, was one of the talented illustrators "Simplicissimus" like Olaf Gulbransson, Th.Th. Heine, Karl Arnold, Eduard Thoeny, Max Slevogt, Käthe Kollwitz and many others He contributed many cartoons to this famous satirical German weekly. While he was successful as an artist his personality was ambivalent. Starting out in his younger years as a staunch opponent to Natinal Socialism in Germany he became an avid supporter of the Nazis as soon as Hitler came to power. With the political twist "Simplicissimus" was ordered to take after Machtergreifung (the famous dog lost his teeth), Schilling followed suit and produced propagandous cartoons, such as you can see one below. He comitted suicide in 1945 when he, much too late, realized that he had followed a criminal regime.
"Im Bierstueberl" Text by artist's hand: "Na, Kleiner, so schnell schon ausgerissen?" "Ja mei, allweil kannst a net sinnlich sein!"
This unpolitical early cartoon refers to "Fasching" in Munich, the Bavarian form of Carnival.
Ink on paper. Monogrammed upper left.
36 x 26 cm ( 14.1 x 10.2 ")
Order Nr. ORIGINAL9715SOLD
"Der neue Orpheus". Ink on cartboard by Erich Schilling. Monogrammed lower right. Title in pencil on reverse side. Flawless condition.
33.5 x 34.5 cm ( 13.1 x 13.5 ")
Order Nr. ORIGINAL9716SOLD
No title. Portrait of a young woman. Waterclor in the shade of light brown over pencil on paper., by Fritz Erler (1870 - 1940). Paper has light overall age toning and is slightly wrinkly.
Erler was one of the artists like Eduard Thoeny, Walter Georgi, Adolf Münzer and many others who discovered a small village, Holzhausen, on the westbank of Ammersee, not all that far from Munich. Erler belonged to the founders of this artist colony and was also a member of the artist group "Scholle" who prefrred to paint outside their studios. Erler was a leading representative of this group.
Height of image: 29.5 cm ( 11.6
Order Nr. ORIGINAL9717