Sale: 484 / Art of the 19th Century, May 24. 2019 in Munich Lot 41

 
41
Josef von Brandt
Standartenreiter auf dem Schlachtfeld, Ca. 1888/89.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 33,900
Sold:
€ 87,500 / $ 98.874

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Standartenreiter auf dem Schlachtfeld. Ca. 1888 /89.
Oil on canvas.
Signed and inscribed "z Warszawy" in lower right. Verso of stretcher numbered "22" in blue and with old adhesive labels "18" and "Z". 50.5 x 36 cm (19.8 x 14.1 in).

PROVENANCE: Galerie Heinemann Munich, Heinemann no. 3424 (1895).
Dr. Martin Soehle, Hamburg (acquired from aforementioned in 1896).
Mrs. Martin Soehle, Hamburg (inherited from aforementioned in 1904).
E. A. Fleischmann’s Hofkunsthandlung Munich, catalog painting collection of Dr. Martin Soehle, Hamburg. Auction on Tuesday, October 29 and Wednesday, October 30, 1907, no. 18, with illu. on plate 19 (from estate of aforementioned).
Weinmüller - Kunstversteigerungshaus Rudolf Neumeister, Munich, auction from March 15 to 17, 1967, lot 1497 (illu. on plate 96).
Private collection Hesse.

LITERATURE: Józef Brandt 1841-1915, publised by Muzeum Narodowe w Warszawie, Warsaw 2018. A 3 volume strong catalog rasionneé was published on occassion of the exhibition in Warsaw from June 22, 2018 to January 6, 2018, here: vol. 2: Painting, edited by Eva Micke-Broniarek, p. 241, cat. no. I.202 (with color illu.).

Essay
One of the artist's most famous motif and preferred theme were the campaigns of the Cossacks in the steppe, which Brandt repeated in numerous variants up into his late period of creation. Among them we also find this characteristic illustration of the single guidon horseman who proudly rides with aplomb a little off the battle. The horseman's sharp contour and the lucent orange flag are silhouetted against the sky in glistening back light.The fierce battle between the brave warriors is raging in the dusty and dry grassland in the background. The steppe's vastness is tangible even in such a small format.
41
Josef von Brandt
Standartenreiter auf dem Schlachtfeld, Ca. 1888/89.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 33,900
Sold:
€ 87,500 / $ 98.874

(incl. 25% surcharge)