Sale: 498 / Art of the 19th Century, July 18. 2020 in Munich Lot 555

 
555
Franz von Stuck
Porträt Gemma Bierbaum, 1902.
Oil on panel
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 17,850
Sold:
€ 162,500 / $ 193.375

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Porträt Gemma Bierbaum. 1902.
Oil on panel.
Voss 236. Signed "Franz Stuck" in center on right side, with date "MDCCCCII" in a painted plaque. 54 x 49.5 cm (21.2 x 19.4 in).
In original frame.
• Fascinating portrait of well-known member of the Munich bohemian society around the turn of the century
• Her husband Otto Bierbaum is the author of the first Stuck monograph
• Masterly expression of Italian elegance
.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Hesse.

LITERATURE: Fotografische Bildnisstudien zu Gemälden von Lenbach und Stuck, ex. cat. Museum Folkwang, Essen 1969, no. 290, 291, 292.
Franz von Stuck und die Photographie. Inszenierung und Dokumentation, ex. cat. Museum Villa Stuck, Munich 1996, p. 87, 158-159: no. 130, no. 131, photographic studies for the painting.
Claudia Gross-Roath, Das Frauenbild bei Franz von Stuck (dissertation. Bonn 1998), Weimar 1999, pp. 296-297.
"The hair was brown with a golden shimmer, the eyes were brown, too, and had a golden glow“ from Otto Bierbaum's Pinocchio adaption "Zäpfel Kerns Abenteuer" from 1905, in which the good fairy Dschemma looks after the "mean Punch".

555
Franz von Stuck
Porträt Gemma Bierbaum, 1902.
Oil on panel
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 17,850
Sold:
€ 162,500 / $ 193.375

(incl. 25% surcharge)