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European art by famous artists of the XIV-XVIII centuries at the Hampel Fine Art Auctions on December 6th, 2018 in Munich

On December 6th, 2018, the German auction house Hampel Fine Art Auctions will be putting up the unique works of famous European artists of the XIV-XVIII centuries.

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Hendrick van Avercamp. Winter Fun in a Icy Polder Landscape
Hendrick van Avercamp (1585 – 1634).
“Winter Fun in an Icy Polder Landscape”.
Oil/panel. Monogrammed.
40*56,5 cm.
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In Hendrick van Avercamp’s (Amsterdam, 1585 – Kampen, 1634) composition “Winter Fun in an Icy Polder Landscape” (estimated at 140,000-180,000), the image of the surface of the ice with blissful genre scenes of people having fun stretches out over the horizon.

Hendrick Avercamp is known, above all, for his winter landscapes and genre scenes, telling tales of winter fun. The artist had been deaf from birth, but found the opportunity to relate to others and express himself through art. At 18 years old, he started taking art classes with Danish artist Peter Isaacs. Hendrick Avercamp’s art was also greatly influenced by Flemish art, especially the artist Gillis van Coninxloo. Hendrick Avercamp taught his nephew Barent Avercamp. The artist’s winter landscapes are associated with the so-called Little Ice Age of the end of the XVI century, while the genre themes reflect the everyday life and leisure of that time, not excluding their comical side.

Hendrick Avercamp’s work can be found in many government collections. For example, Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum in Zwolle, Museum Kampen, and Mauritshuis in the Hague. In 2009, the Rijksmuseum held an exhibit of the artist’s work until February 14th, 2010. Among the successors of Hendrick Avercamp are Jan van Goyen (1596-1656), Jan van de Kapelle (ок. 1624-1679), as well as Art van der Neer (1603/04-1677). In 2016, an asteroid was named after him.

Note: Painting in a good condition.

Giovanni Donato Montorfano. The altar triptych The Virgin and Child between St. Sebastian and St. Fabianus
Giovanni Donato Montorfano (1440 – 1510), attribution.
The altar triptych “The Virgin and Child between St. Sebastian and St. Fabianus”.
Oil, tempera and gold plating on strong panel.
Height of panels 126 cm. Total width: ca. 148 cm.
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The upcoming auction will also feature the altar triptych “The Virgin and Child between St. Sebastian and St. Fabianus” (estimated at €150,000-200,000), attributed to Giovanni Donato Montorfano (Milan, 1440 – 1510). The altarpiece is created in three panels and only painted and decorated on one side. Each single panel has a frame in the shape of two slender twisted gilt columns holding a segmental arch with a trapeze-shaped surmount, decorated with Gothic tracery painting. The painting style of the Virgin and Child clearly stands out from the paintings of the panels on the side and above. Especially the face of Mary already shows the closeness to Leonardo da Vinci's (1452-1519) image concept whose Last Supper (1495/98) was created during the same period as the Large Crucifixion scene by Giovanni Donato Montorfano from 1495, the only work signed by the master. The artist descends from a family of painters from Lombardy that had already worked for the Dome in Milan. Abramo da Montorfano, the grandfather should be mentioned here as well as the father Alberto da Montorfano. The painters were members of the painter's guild of Milan.

Note: Blemishes on the frame.

-Private collection, Monaco.
-Private collection, Italy.

The painting on offer for sale in this lot will be listed in the by Professor De Marchi.

Jean-Baptiste François Pater. The pair of paintings Le Concert Champêtre and La Cueillette des Roses
Jean-Baptiste François Pater (1695 – 1736).
The pair of paintings “Le Concert Champêtre” and “La Cueillette des Roses”.
52*64,5 cm.
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The pair of paintings “Le Concert Champêtre” and “La Cueillette des Roses” (estimated at €260,000 – 300,000) by Jean-Baptiste Pater (Valenciennes, 1695 – Paris, 1736) portray a galant scene typical of its time. The two works are related to each other in terms of composition and were intended to be paired together.

- F.-G. Podevin, Béthune.
- Adolphe Podevin.
- Eugénie Bevin des Ervilles.
- Gabrielle Bevin des Ervilles. Château de la Guennevircherde.
- Paul Mathey, Paris.
- Charles Sedelmeyer, Paris, 4 May 1907, lots 234 and 235.
- Countess Orlowski, Paris, Sotheby's NY, 25 January 2001, lot 212.
- Anonymous sale; Massol, Paris, 12 October 2005, lot 23.

F. Ingersoll-Smouse, Pater, Paris 1921, p. 43, no. 62 and 63, figs. 229 and 230.

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. Maria Immacolata
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696 – 1770).
“Maria Immacolata”.
58*48 cm.
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“Maria Immacolata” by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Venice, 1696 – Madrid, 1770) shows the Virgin Mary without Child on a dark background in the light from a star halo and crescent.

Note: A comparable oil painting by the artist, 41 x 30.6 cm, has been sold at Sotheby's London for 201.500,-- Euro in July 2000.

The painting is described and illustrated in the catalogue "Settecento Veneziano. Del Barroco al Neoclasicismo. p. 88 - 89."

Annibale Carracci. Christ on the Cross with St. John and the Two Maries
Annibale Carracci (1560 – 1609), attributed.
“Christ on the Cross with St. John and the Two Maries”.
255*173 cm.
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The artist was inspired to create “Christ on a Cross, Saint John the Evangelist, Saint Mary and Mary Magdalene” (estimated at €100,000 – 150,000), attributed to Annibale Carracci (Bologna, 1560 – Rome, 1609), by Marcello Venusti’s engraved plate. The painting features Mary Magdalene at Christ’s feet, John the Evangelist to the right, and Saint Mary to the left looking towards Christ, who is looking up at the sky. The attribution according to the style belongs to the Bolognian school of art and showcases one of the main representatives of this approach.

Provenance: Conte di Cervellone, Spain.

Samuel Masse. The paired paintings Venus and Neptune and The Kidnapping of Persephone
Samuel Masse (1672 – 1753).
The paired paintings “Venus and Neptune” and “The Kidnapping of Persephone”.
106*136 cm.
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The paired paintings “Venus and Neptune” and “The Kidnapping of Persephone” (estimated at €120,000 – 150,000) by Samuel Masse (Tours, 1672 – Paris, 1753) presumably belong to the same thematic cycle together with four other paintings, which are likewise attributed to Samuel Masse. Two of those are located at a museum in Warsaw, one is part of the Bordeau Museum collection, and another one is part of a private collection.

Samuel Masse was close to the Coypel family of artists, whose artistic influence can be seen in these works. He was a member of the Royal Academy from 1705. Apart from painting churches, he is mostly known for paintings of a mythological nature.

Note: Accompanied by an expert's report by François Marandet dated 24 March 2015.

Clémentine Gustin-Gomez, Charles de la Fosse. 1637 - 1716, Dijon, 2006, Bd. 2, S. 8., P. 1 und P. 2. Der Standort der Gemälde war bis 2006 unbekannt bis Clémentin Gustin-Gomez sie in ihrer monumentalen Monographie mit Catalogue raisonné über Charles de la Fosse veröffentlichte.
Gérard Auguier, Le duc de Richelieu, Charles de la Fosse et Pierre Dulin: proposition pour une nouvelle attribution, in: Les cahiers d'histoire de l'art, 4, 2006, S. 42-49.

Giovanni Battista Salvi. The Virgin Mary in Prayer
Giovanni Battista Salvi (1609 – 1685).
“The Virgin Mary in Prayer”.
50*39 cm.
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Giovanni Battista Salvi's (Sassoferrato, 1609 – Rom,1685) The Virgin Mary in Prayer” (estimated at €80,000 – 100,000) will be part of the upcoming auction. The painter is known for his Madonna depictions. Comparable paintings are, among others, held at the National Gallery and at the Courtauld Institute of Art, both in London.

Provenance: Important European Collection.

Hendrik Frans Van Lint. Fantasy Landscape
Hendrik Frans Van Lint (1684 – 1763).
“Fantasy Landscape”.
150*200 cm.
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The “Fantasy Landscape” (estimated at €100,000 – 150,000) by Hendrik Frans Van Lint (Antwerp, 1684 – Rome, 1763) is executed in warm shades of evening light.

Note: Signed “H. Van. Lint” and dated.

Jan Brueghel the Younger and Otto van Veen. Virgin and Child in a Flower Garland
Jan Brueghel the Younger (1601 – 1678) and Otto van Veen (1556 – 1629).
“Virgin and Child in a Flower Garland”.
Oil/panel. Parquetted.
103*128,4 cm.
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The “Virgin and Child in a Flower Garland” (estimated at €120,000 – 180,000) by Jan Brueghel the Younger (Antwerp, 1601 – 1678) and Otto van Veen (1556 – 1629) is executed in the delicate and soft colours.

Note: Accompanied by expert's report by Dr Klaus Ertz, 12 November 2018.The authenticity of the work has been confirmed by Robert and Nicolas Descharmes.

- Sotheby's London, 7 July 2005, lot 105 as Jan Brueghel II and Studio of Sir Peter Paul Rubens.
- Private Collection Zurich.

Dr. Klaus Ertz, Jan Brueghel d.J., Die Gemälde, Freren, 1984, p. 467, ill. 299a.
K. Renger, Flämische Malerei des Barock in der Alten Pinakothek, München und Köln 2002, p. 341, ill. 331.

Джироламо да Сантакроче. Мадонна с младенцем, Иоанн Креститель, Франциск Ассизский и Николай Чудотворец.
Girolamo da Santacroce (ca. 1485 – 1556).
“The Madonna with the Child and the Three Saints”.
83,5*101 cm.
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“The Madonna with the Child and the Three Saints” (estimated at €120,000 – 180,000) by Girolamo da Santacroce (Bergamo, ca. 1485 – 1556) features John the Baptist, Fransic of Assisi and St. Nicholas of Myra. The artwork is executed in bright and bold colours.

The painting is illustrated in the Zeri photo archive, published ID 39392.

Important private collection.

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