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Rare works of art by artists from the XV-XIXth centuries at the Schuler Auktionen in Zurich on December 14th, 2018

On December 14th, 2018, the Swiss auction house Schuler Auktionen will put up paintings from the XV-XIX centuries.

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Alessandro Magnasco. A Faun and a Satyr Play Musical Instruments Near a Tombstone in the Woods.
Alessandro Magnasco (1667-1749).
"A Faun and a Satyr Play Musical Instruments Near a Tombstone in the Woods."
Canvas/oil. 89*125.5 cm.
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One of the main lots at the upcoming auction will be the large-scale painting “A Faun and a Satyr Play Musical Instruments Beside a Tombstone in the Woods” (estimated at €10,910-16,360), which was created by Alessandro Magnasco (Genoa, 1667-1749) between 1720-1733 in a manner typical of the artist. The painting is comparable to “Triumph of Venus” (1720-1730), in which Magnasco portrays a nymph in a similar fashion and which can be found in the Getty Museum collection. An edgy stroke, strong color contrasts between forms, and a pre-impressionist landscape are characteristic of this work featured at the auction. During this period, Magnasco was at the peak of his career. On top of that, the general ethereality of the landscape, the blue mountains and the tree outlines can attest that the painting’s background was done by the painter Antonio Francesco Peruzzini.

Note: canvas relined.

Elisabetta Marchionni. Flowers in a Porcelain Vase Standing Next to a Small Bouquet in a Bronze Vase.
Elisabetta Marchionni (2nd half of 17th century - 1st half of 18th century)
“Flowers in a Porcelain Vase Standing Next to a Small Bouquet in a Bronze Vase”.
Signed in bottom left.
Canvas/oil. 110*42 сm.
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Another important lot will be two paintings at once by Italian artist Elisabetta Marchionni (Rovigo, 2nd half of 17th century - 1st half of 18th century) - “Flowers in a Porcelain Vase Standing Next to a Small Bouquet in a Bronze Vase” (estimated at €10,910-16,360). Elisabetta Marchionni is one of the most striking representatives of Venetian still-life painting of the 18th century. The artist was so often compared to Francesco Guardi that Elisabetta Marchionni’s art began to be known as the “Francesco Marchionni of flowers”. The artist’s compositions often include renditions of two vases of different material atop a dark green podium, which creates a picturisque effect due to the contrast to the bright flowers.

Note: canvases relined, canvas stretchers replaced. One of the paintings contains a vertical crack in the canvas (top to bottom).

Provenance: private collection, Switzerland.

Andrea del Sarto. Baptism of our Lord.
Andrea del Sarto (1486-1530), copy of 17th century
“Baptism of our Lord”.
Canvas/oil. 46*59.7 сm.
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Another lot at the upcoming auction will be a copy of “Baptism of Jusus”, created in the 17th century by Andrea del Sarto (Florence, 1486-1530) and estimated at €2,730.00 – 3,640. In 1511, Sarto did a grisaille mural for the Scalzo brethren in Florence, and this painting replicates that composition.

Note: the backside of the painting contains the signature “Andrea del Sarto” and the old label “Andrea dal Sarto / Bozzetto dell'affresco dipinto a chiaroscuro, allo Scalzo in Firenze” (“Andrea del Sarto/ a chiaroscuro sketch of the mural created for Scalzo in Florence). Painting has been relined. Crack patterns, retrofitted.

Charles Hunt Jr. An Unexpected Visit” (1885)
Charles Hunt Jr. (1829-1900).
“An Unexpected Visit” (1885).
Canvas/oil. 77*125.5 сm.
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The auction will also feature “An Unexpected Visit” from 1885 (estimated at €2,730 – 4,550) by British artist Charles Hunt Jr. (London, 1829 - Wandsworth, 1900). Having before his eyes his father Charles Hunt’s (1803-1877) experience of painting, consisting of genre scenes and even including humoristic ones, the artist worked in a classical genre style, highlighting realistic details.

Note: the bottom left contains a signature and date. Canvas relined.

Макс Джозеф Вагенбауэр. Отдыхающий пастух и стадо (1826)
Max Joseph Wagenbauer (1775-1829).
“Resting Shepherd and the Herd” (1826).
Canvas/oil. 35,7*48 cm.
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The “Resting Shepherd and the Herd” painting (estimated at €2,730 – 4,550) was created in 1826 by the Bavarian artist Max Joseph Wagenbauer (Grafing, 1775 - 1829, Munich), favoured by king Maximilian I himself.

Note: symbature and date in the bottom right corner.

Johann Berhard Klombeck. Forest Landscape with Travelers
Johann Berhard Klombeck (1815-1893).
“Forest Landscape with Travelers” (around 1850/1860).
Canvas/oil. 23*28 cm.
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“Forest Landscape with Travelers” (€3,640 – 5,450) by Johann Bernhard Klombeck (Kleve, 1815 - 1893) will be another lot at the upcoming auction. The piece was created around 1850/1860. Johann Berhard Klombeck was a student of Dutch artist Barend Cornelis Koekkoek (1803-1862), who had taught at the Art Academy in Kleve starting from 1841. In 1862, Johann Berhard Klombeck became the headmaster of this academy.

Note: bottom left is signed “B.C. Koekkoek” by a third party and dated (18)60. The backside contains the label “Arthur Tooth and Sons, London.”

- Schumowska Collection, 1936 (according to current owner’s documentation).
- Private collection, Switzerland.

Literature: a similar composition can be viewed: “J.B. Klombeck, Ein Landschaftsmaler der Klever Romantik”. Kleve 1993, page 51.

Henri Joseph Harpignies. Landscape with a River (1906)
Henri Joseph Harpignies (1819-1916).
“Landscape with a River” (1906).
Canvas/oil. 65*81,5 cm.
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“Landscape with a River” from 1906 (estimated at €3,640 – 5,450) was created by the famous French landscape artist Henri Joseph Harpignies (Valenciennes, 1819 - Saint-Privat, 1916)

Note: signed and dated at the bottom left.

Francesco de Mura. Madonna with a Baby
Francesco de Mura (1696-1782).
“Madonna with a Baby”.
Canvas/oil. 27*22.2 cm.
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“Madonna and Child” (estimated at €3,640 – 5,450) belongs to the paint brush of Francesco de Mura (Naples, 1696-1782) - a student of Francesco Solimena (1657-1747). Unlike Francesco Solimena’s monumental baroque manner of painting, Francesco de Mura’s work is characterised by an ethereal and elegant style of execution.

Note: canvas is cropped and remounted.

- J.F. Muckley’s collection, London, 1904 (according to the label on the back).
- David M. Koetser’s gallery, Zurich, number 531.
- Private collection, Switzerland.

Philip Peter Roos. Resting Shepherd and the Herd
Philip Peter Roos (1655-1706).
“Resting Shepherd and the Herd”. Two paintings.
Canvas/oil. 85*93 cm.
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A lot that includes two works of art by German artist Philip Peter Roos (Frankfurt-on-Main, 1655 - Tivoli, 1706) of the baroque era - “Resting Shepherd and the Herd” (estimated at €3,640 – €5,450).

Note: canvas remounted, retouched. New canvas stretchers.

Jan Brueghel the Younger’s entourage
Jan Brueghel the Younger’s entourage (1601-1678).
Oil on a copper panel.
69*65.5 cm.
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“Allegory of the Vanity of Earthly Things” (estimated at €4,550 – 6,360) was created in the time (circle) of Jan Brueghel the Younger (Antwerp, 1601-1678) and is painted on a copper panel.

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