Carl Spitzweg - Der Antiquar

auction 404, Lot 337

SPRINGAUCTION on 31 March 2022

Carl Spitzweg

Der Antiquar

estimate:
€ 45.000 to € 50.000

Differenzbesteuerung    

result:
€ 48.100 (incl. 30 % buyer's premium)

description:

Carl Spitzweg

1808 Munich - 1885 ibid.

 

The Antiquarian

 

 

Estate stamp verso. Oil on paper mounted on canvas. 29.5 x 23.3 cm. Restored. Minor damage. Minor damage to frame (38 x 32 cm).

 

Inscribed on the stretcher. Adhesive label "Eigentümer K. Loreck Major a. D." (artists nephew) numbered 6 on the stretcher. Further handwritten numbers and old adhesive label with number 26. Adhesive label with number 21 on the stretcher and on the frame verso, also a newer number 10. Adhesive label from the Hasenkamp shipping company, Spitzweg exhibition [1985] with number 37 on the frame verso.

 

Cf. Roennefahrt, Günther, Carl Spitzweg. Beschreibendes Verzeichnis seiner Gemälde, Ölstudien und Aquarelle. Munich 1960, page 287, Catalogue Raisonée number 1355 "Der Antiquar" (with illustration): apparently an illustration of the present painting. However, the information on the technique and dimensions differs: "Ölskizze auf Z[igarrenkisten].-Holz, 32 x 24 cm" (oil sketch on cigar box panel, 32 x 24 cm) with the information "rücks. signiert" (signed verso). Reference to the Spitzweg exhibition in the Thannhauser gallery in Munich, September 1916, catalogue 66. Roennefahrts statement "Privatbesitz in Wuppertal" (private owner, Wuppertal) is also incorrect.

 

Literature: Wichmann, Siegfried, Carl Spitzweg und die französischen Zeichner. Daumier - Grandville - Gavarni - Doré. Exhibition catalogue, Munich, Haus der Kunst, 23 November 1985 - 2 February 1986. Herrsching 1985, page 463, catalogue number 393 (with illustration on page 252). - Ders., Carl Spitzweg. Verzeichnis der Werke - Gemälde und Aquarelle. Stuttgart 2002, page 208, Catalogue Raisonée number 328 (with illustration): there dated circa 1847/48. The expert opinions by Adolf Alt, Munich, dated 26 July 1928 and Eberhard Hanfstaengl, Munich, dated 13 June 1950 mentioned there, are not available.

 

Provenance: private collection, South Germany.