Sale: 527 / Art of the 19th Century, June 11. 2022 in Munich Lot 304

 

304
Carl Spitzweg
Felsenkessel mit Wildwasser, Um 1840.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 46,400
Sold:
€ 45,000 / $ 52.200

(incl. surcharge)
Felsenkessel mit Wildwasser. Um 1840, painted over in 1851.
Oil on canvas.
Wichmann 60. Verso of the canvas with twice with the estate stamp (Lugt 2307). Verso of the stretcher with the estate stamp and an old label inscribed with the artist's name. 71 x 92 cm (27.9 x 36.2 in).

Accompanied by the following original expertises:
Friedrich Dornhöffer, Munich, May 22, 1922.
Hermann Uhde-Bernays, Starnberg, August 2, 1922.
Hermann Uhde-Bernays, Starnberg, March 28, 1942 (copy).
Eduard Loreck, Municn, April 22, 1952.
Eduard Loreck (confirmation of the double stamping with estate stamp), November 5, 1952.
We are grateful to Mr Detlef Rosenberger, who inspected the original artwork, for his kind support in cataloging this lot. The work will be included into the forthcoming catalog raisonné.

PROVENANCE: From the artist's estate.
Collection Prof. Naager, Munich.
Collection Frieda and Moritz Schönemann, Berlin (until at least 1935/36).
Maria Abels, Cologne-Lindenthal (1953).
Galerie Aenne Abels, Cologne (1960).
Private collection Switzerland (family-owned until 2012: Lempertz November 17, 2012).
Private collection Lower Saxony (since 2012).
The work is free from restitution claims. In 2012 an amicable agreement with the heirs after Frieda and Moritz Schönemann was closed.

LITERATURE: Reiz, Berlin, auction on April 14, 1925, lot 27 (here titledt: "Felsenpartie").
Jacob Hecht, Berlin, auction, on October 29/30, 1928, lot 654 (with illu. on plate 22, here titled "Gebirgssee").
Versteigerungshaus Union (Leo Spik), Berlin, auction on September 16/17, 1935, "Wohnungseinrichtung und Kunstbesitz Sch.", lot 77 (with illu. on plate 8).
Lempertz, Cologne, 378th auction, December 12-14, 1935, lot 132 (here titled: "Sonnige Felsenschlucht mit Wasserfall, rechts Gebüsch und Bäume").
Paul Graupe, Berlin, auction on March 23/24, 1936, lot 112 (with illu. on plate 26, here titled "Felsenlandschaft").
Kunsthaus Heinrich Hahn, Frankfurt, auction on October 28/29, 1941, lot 167 (with illu. on plate 30, here titled "Einsamkeit").
Günther Roennefahrt, Zum 150. Geburtstag Carl Spitzwegs, in: Die Weltkunst, 27th year, no. 3, February 1, 1958, p. 5 (with illu. on cover).
Günther Roennefahrt, Carl Spitzweg. Beschreibendes Verzeichnis seiner Gemälde, Ölstudien und Aquarelle, Munich 1960, p. 151, no. 125 (with illu.).
Siegfried Wichmann, Carl Spitzweg. Schlucht und Klamm der Frühzeit, Dokumentation, Starnberg-Munich, R.f.v.u.a.K. 1997, pp. 32f., text and illu., Bavarain State Library Munich, inv. no. Ana 656 SW 128.
Auction house Lempertz, Cologne, Alte Kunst, November 17, 2012, lot 1515.




304
Carl Spitzweg
Felsenkessel mit Wildwasser, Um 1840.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 46,400
Sold:
€ 45,000 / $ 52.200

(incl. surcharge)