LUDWIG VON SCHWAN THALER
SKETCHES FOR THE COURTYARD


 

 DESIGN DRAWINGS BY LUDWIG VON SCHWANTHALER (1802 - 1848) FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. FRANZ SCHWANTHALER, MUNICH

Hotels, guesthouses, theatres, arcades, betting shops, pubs, always a construction site somewhere, roaring traffic and hordes of pedestrians. Schwanthalerstrasse is not at all in keeping with Munich's soft image as Germany's showcase metropolis. No, the major traffic artery between Theresienhöhe and Sonnenstraße, Munich's west and the old town is certainly no beauty, and has always suffered from the grubby image of the surrounding railway station district. But there's something about the hustle and bustle that refreshingly mixes up Munich's bustle. And with its multicultural flair, the street is also really hip - and is actually becoming more and more fashionable. It's a bit like Kreuzberg in miniature.

To the point: the 1.8-kilometre-long street is named after Ludwig von Schwanthaler (1802 - 1848), one of the most respected Bavarian sculptors of his time. He is the most famous scion of a remarkable family of sculptors from Ried im Innkreis in what is now Upper Austria, whose most talented members achieved supraregional importance. One example of this is Ludwig's father Franz Jakob Schwanthaler (1760 - 1820), a main master of sculpture in Munich's Early Classicism. The unique feature of this family of artists is that they were artistically active throughout the Baroque period and continued the tradition of craftsmanship stemming from this splendid epoch into the early 19th century.

Back to Ludwig von Schwanthaler: After studying painting and sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich (1819 - 1822), he helped out in his father's workshop after his death in 1820 and later took over its management. His career was brilliant. In 1835 he was appointed professor at the Academy of Fine Arts and teacher at the Royal School of Building Crafts. King Ludwig I supported Ludwig von Schwanthaler, among other things he financed several years of study visits by the artist to Rome.

 

Ludwig von Schwanthaler's main work is the colossal statue of the Bavaria above the Theresienwiese in Munich, erected post-mortem in 1850. Other well-known works include Schwaneck Castle in Pullach in the Isar Valley, the monument to Grand Duke Karl Friedrich von Baden in front of Karlsruhe Palace and the Mozart Monument in Salzburg. It is also worth taking a detour to the riding hall in the stables of St Emmeran's Palace in Regensburg, where Ludwig von Schwanthaler's reliefs of heroes of Greek mythology with horses have been preserved in their entirety - in contrast to many other of his works, including magnificent decorations in the royal and ceremonial hall of the Munich Residenz. All the more significant are several of Ludwig von Schwanthaler's designs, which will be offered by NEUMEISTER in the December auction. They are studies for the furnishings of the residence of the Bavarian King Ludwig I, also designs for rooms that no longer exist (or no longer exist in their original form). They illustrate how splendidly the royal and banqueting hall buildings of the Residenz were once furnished. A piece of cultural history on paper.

 

 

LUDWIG VON SCHWANTHALER, ZUGESCHRIEBEN

REIGENTANZ – GIRLANDENTANZ – BACCHISCHER TANZ – MÄNNERTANZ

Vier Zeichnungen.
Bleistift, tlw. Feder in Braun, auf grauem Papier.
18,5 × 29 cm
19,2 × 29 cm
18,5 × 28,8 cm
18,7 × 29,1 cm

AUKTION 411 // LOT 522

Ergebnis: € 1.560 (inkl. 30 % Käuferaufgeld)

 

LUDWIG VON SCHWANTHALER
1802 München - 1848 ebenda

ENTWURF FÜR DES GRABMAL VON EUGÈNE UND AUGUSTE DE BEAUHARNAIS

Feder in Braun über Bleistift auf Bütten
34 x 21 cm

 

AUKTION 411 // LOT 523
Ergebnis: € 1.430 (inkl. 30 % Käuferaufgeld)

 

 

ALLEGORIEN VON VIER DER KREISE BAYERNS
ZUR ZEIT KÖNIG LUDWIGS I.

Oberdonau, Regen – Unterfranken, Oberfranken

Je zwei Darstellungen auf einem Bogen.
Feder in Schwarz über Bleistift, braun laviert auf Bütten.
24,3 × 39,2 / 24,4 × 38,9 cm

AUKTION 411 // LOT 521
SCHÄTZPREIS € 1.500 – 2.000


LUDWIG VON SCHWANTHALER
1802 München - 1848 ebenda

HEKTORS ABSCHIED VON ANDROMACHE – RELIEFENTWÜRFE

 

Zwei Zeichnungen. Bleistift und Feder in Schwarz bzw. Bleistift auf Papier bzw. Bütten. 21,5 × 31,3 cm

AUKTION 411 // LOT 524
Ergebnis: € 715 (inkl. 30 % Käuferaufgeld)

 

LUDWIG VON SCHWANTHALER
1802 München - 1848 ebenda

DIE PYTHISCHEN SPIELE
ERBAUUNG THEBENS
OREST TÖTET SEINE MUTTER KLYTÄMNESTRA
STIFTUNG DER OLYMPISCHEN SPIELE
APOLL, CHIRON UND DIE LÖWENTÖTERIN KYRENE

Feder in Braun über Bleistift auf Bütten (versch. Wz).

12,8 x 26,8 cm
17 x 16,1 cm
18,3 x 16,4 cm
17,1 x 15,8 cm
15,2 x 14,7 cm
(Blattgröße)

 

 

AUKTION 411 // LOT  518
Ergebnis: € 4.290 (inkl. 30 % Käuferaufgeld)

 

LUDWIG VON SCHWANTHALER
1802 München - 1848 ebenda

PINDAR LÄSST DIE LYRA ERTÖNEN
PREISVERTEILUNG
PFERDERENNEN

Drei Zeichnungen
Feder in Braun über Bleistift auf Bütten
Je ca. 13,5 x 50 cm

 

AUKTION 411 // LOT 519 
Ergebnis: € 3.900 (inkl. 30 % Käuferaufgeld)

LUDWIG II., KÖNIG VON BAYERN
SECHS DANKSCHREIBEN
SAMMLUNG DR.
FRANZ SCHWANTHALER, MÜNCHEN
HIGHLIGHTS
GEMÄLDE UND GRAPHIKEN