August Riedel - Badende Römerin

auction 401, Lot 389

SUMMERAUCTIONS FINE ART & ANTIQUES
24 JUNE WORKS ON PAPER AND PAINTINGS (15TH - 18TH CENTURY) AND MODERN ART on 23 June 2021

August Riedel

Badende Römerin

estimate:
€ 10.000 to € 15.000

Differenzbesteuerung    

result:
€ 20.320 (incl. 27 % buyer's premium)

description:

August Riedel

1799 Bayreuth - 1883 Rome

 

Bathing Roman woman

 

 

Signed and inscribed with place name "Roma" and dated 1840 lower right. Oil on canvas. 77 x 54.5 cm. Minor damage. Damage to frame.

 

Cf.: Morgenblatt für gebildete Leser - Kunstblatt, number 20, 9 March 1843, page 83: the above-cited appraisal of the "Badenden Römerin" in relation with the review of the Berlin exhibition of 1842.- Ibid., number 56, 13 July 1843, page 236: mention of a lithograph "Die badende Italienerin" by (Robert) Theer: probably based on the present painting and thus evidence of the works early popularity. - Boetticher, Friedrich von, Malerwerke des Neunzehnten Jahrhunderts. Volume II, 1. Leipzig 1941 (reprint), page 428, number 22 "Eine badende Römerin": probably the present painting. Galerie Winter in Vienna is named there as the owner. Also mentioned are the exhibition of the picture in Berlin in 1842, the steel engraving by W. French after it (for Adolph Görlings "Belvedere oder Die Galerien von Wien": steel engraving collection of the most excellent paintings together with text, consisting of notes about the painter and the school which they belong, as well as related historical novellas and genre pieces", Leipzig / Dresden 1857/58) as well as the engraving "La Baigneuse" by C. Allais in Royalfolio.