Sale: 484 / Art of the 19th Century, May 24. 2019 in Munich Lot 21

 
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Paul Weber
Wildbach in den Catskill Mountains, Ca. 1859.
Oil on paper
Post auction sale: € 5,000 / $ 5,650
Lot description
Wildbach in den Catskill Mountains. Ca. 1859.
Oil on paper , laid on board.
Lower left with stamped signature. Verso with several tyopgraphic and hand-written numbers and inscriptions. 28.1 x 38 cm (11 x 14.9 in).

PROVENANCE: Werner Rothhaar, Thalfröschen (verso with the collector's hand-written name).
Private collection Rhineland-Palatinate.

Essay
The fact that Weber was not only a close observer of nature, but also a creator of subtle depictions of its atmosphere becomes evident in our oil sketch of a torrent, presumably made on a study trip to the Catskill Mountains. The densely wooded and water-permeated highlands inNew York State had already attracted Thomas Cole, founder of the Hudson River School, in the 1820s. The region has enjoyed great popularity with American painters and writers ever since. In order to authentically reproduce the fleeting impression of the moment, Weber confines himself to a small format and a few, yet subtly graded shadings. This and the spontaneity of the style leave no doubt that the artist captured his observations plein-air. Like many artists of his time, Weber used his studies of nature as basis for later large-format paintings executed in the studio. The painting "In the Catskills" from 1859, auctioned by Christie's in 2000, shows a very similar view as our oil study and fetched the highest price ever for a work by the artist. (Cf.Christie's, New York, Auction on May 25, 2000, lot 45, hammer price: € 65,829, source: artprice, on March 19, 2019).
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Paul Weber
Wildbach in den Catskill Mountains, Ca. 1859.
Oil on paper
Post auction sale: € 5,000 / $ 5,650
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