Sale: 498 / Art of the 19th Century, July 18. 2020 in Munich Lot 537

 
537
Adolph von Menzel
Frühstücksstunde (Familie im Kaffeehaus), Vor 1891.
Brush and Pen and ink drawing, and opaque white...
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 47,600
Sold:
€ 47,500 / $ 56.525

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Frühstücksstunde (Familie im Kaffeehaus). Vor 1891.
Brush and Pen and ink drawing, and opaque white over pencil.
Signed in lower right. On creme wove paper. 22.9 x 31.5 cm (9 x 12.4 in), the full sheet.

• Characteristic motif of a coffeehouse scene, one of Menzel's preferred places to draw
• Technically manifold and masterly executed
• Originally donated from Menzel for the charity raffle of the "Association of Berlin Artists"
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We are grateful to Dr. Claude Keisch, Berlin, for his kind support in cataloging this lot.

PROVENANCE: Collection Otto Gerstenberg, Berlin.
Art trader J. P. Schneider, Frankfurt a.M.
Galerie Pels-Leusden, Berlin.
Sotheby‘s, London, auction on June 27, 2007, lot 19.
Private collection Berlin
Private collection Northern Germany.

EXHIBITION: Adolph von Menzel 1815–1905. Ölgemälde, Gouachen, Pastelle, Aquarelle und Zeichnungen, Galerie Caspari, Munich 1932, no. 34.
Adolph von Menzel. Spätes Debut, Galerie Pels-Leusden, Zürich, May 30 - September 7, 2002, p. 60, no. 33 (with illu.).

LITERATURE: Max Jordan, Das Werk Adolph Menzels. Verzeichnis der Werke Adolph Menzels nach der Zeitfolge, Munich 1905, p. 72.
Julietta Scharf/Hanna Strzoda (ed.), Die historische Sammlung Otto Gerstenberg. vol. II, Berlin 2012, p. 169, no. 1005 (with illu.).

537
Adolph von Menzel
Frühstücksstunde (Familie im Kaffeehaus), Vor 1891.
Brush and Pen and ink drawing, and opaque white...
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 47,600
Sold:
€ 47,500 / $ 56.525

(incl. 25% surcharge)