Schuler Auktionen March 2022 Arts
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An extensive series of rare XVI century Old Master paintings, Edvard Munch and Franz von Defregger in the Spring 2022 auction at Schuler Auktionen


The next scheduled auction at Schuler Auktionen will, from March 21st to March 25th, 2022, present unique works by European artists of the XVI-XX centuries. A prominent part of the auction will be the large series of works on the theme of religion by artists of the XVI century, a portrait of a man by a Venetian artist of the XVI century and a woman’s portrait in national attire by the hand of Franz von Defregger, “Two people: the lonely ones” etching by Edvard Munch, as well as peaceful Swiss landscapes by Emil Cardinaux and Frederic Rouge.

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The Torment of Christ
The Torment of Christ
Tempera, gold base coat on wood. Circa 1500. 109*79.6 cm.
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The religiously-themed painting “The Torment of Christ” (estimated at 15’000 - 25’000 EUR) will be the top lot at this auction. It depicts Jesus Christ tormented by executioners, speechlessly accepting his suffering. The work may originate from the region between Alsace and Bodensee lake. However, peculiarities of the stylistic features make it impossible to associate it with a particular artisan workshop.

Provenance:

  • Kunsthaus Math. Lempertz Cologne, catalogue 446. Auction of 14.11.1956, lot 122.
  • Private Collection, Basel.
  • Private Collection, Switzerland. Was inherited by the current owner.

Note:

  • Parqueting.
  • Is not flagged in The Art Loss Register as lost or stolen.
  • Scientific support in cataloguing by Dr. Bernd Konrad, Reichenau (Germany)
Saint Martin giving alms to a beggar.
Saint Martin giving alms to a beggar.
Cologne, circa 1520.
Oil on wood, 127*60.6 cm.
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Another work with a religious theme - “Saint Martin Giving Alms to a Beggar” (estimated at 5’000 - 7’000 EUR) - shows Martin of Tours giving alms after he had already been proclaimed the bishop. Saint Martin is one of the main saints of France and is considered a patron of soldiers and the less fortunate.

Provenance:

  • Kunsthaus Math. Lempertz Cologne, catalogue 325. Auction 27/28.11.1931, lot 673, as a Cologne artisan, “The Bishop and the Beggar”.
  • Kunsthaus Math. Lempertz Cologne, 446. Auction of 14.11.1956, lot 71, as a Cologne artisan of the XVI century.
  • Private Collection, Basel.
  • Private Collection, Switzerland. Was inherited by the current owner.

Note:

  • The back contains the inscription “HL. Zosimus”.
  • Parqueting.
  • Is not flagged in The Art Loss Register as lost or stolen.
  • Scientific support in cataloguing by Dr. Bernd Konrad, Reichenau (Germany).
Portrait of Ortensius Campo Longus
Portrait of Ortensius Campo Longus
Venice, circa 1540.
Canvas, oil. 101.5*77.5 cm.
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The portrait of Ortensius Campo Longus (estimated at 5’000 - 7’000 EUR) likely refers to a member of the Campolungo family from Padua.

Provenance:

  • Private Collection, Dusseldorf.
  • Grahl Collection, Dresden. (Lempertz cat. 1937).
  • Sohn Collection, Rethel.
  • Kunsthaus Math. Lempertz Cologne. Arthur Hauth Collection, Dusseldorf, catalogue 387. Auction of 04.05.1937, lot 3.
  • Kunsthaus Malmedé, Cologne, 1940 (Weltkunst cat., 13.10.1940).

Note:

  • The top right contains the inscription “Ortensius Campo Longus/Campo Longi Fillius”.
  • Is not flagged in The Art Loss Register as lost or stolen.

Exhibitions:

  • Dusseldorf, The Art Union of the Rhineland and Westphalia, exhibition of works of the old artisans from a private collection. 1921, #9.

Bibliography:

  • Heinrich Dattenberg: Zur Kenntnis des Johann Stephan von Kalkar, in : Pantheon, XXVIII, pp. 237-238.
  • Pagnotta, Laura: Johannes Stephan van Calcar, Catalogo Raggionato, 2020, pp. 199-200, #A6.
A painting based on an engraving by Jan Sadeler dated 1584.
A painting based on an engraving by Jan Sadeler dated 1584.
Saint Anna with Madonna and baby Christ (Anna Selbdritt).
Southern Germany, circa 1600. Oil on wood, 80.5*79 cm.
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A religious theme in the manner of the late Middle Ages based on the engraving of Jan Sadeler from 1584 (estimated at 10’000 - 15’000 EUR) depicts Mary passing grapes to baby Christ and Anna with the Bible in her lap open to the page where the birth of Christ was promised.

Provenance:

  • Private Collection, Switzerland.

Note:

  • Jan Sadeler made the engraving from the original work of Maerten de Vos.
  • Scientific support in cataloguing by Dr. Bernd Konrad, Reichenau (Germany) and Dr. Michaela Schedl, Tübingen.
Bartolomeo Scheldoni (1578, Modena - 1615, Parma) and artisan workshop.
Bartolomeo Scheldoni (1578, Modena - 1615, Parma) and artisan workshop.
“The Holy Family with Little John”
Canvas, oil, 54.5*44 cm.
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“The Holy Family with Little John” (estimated at 6’000 - 9’000 EUR) by Bartolomeo Scheldoni and artisan workshop is executed in a manner characteristic of Mannerism with bright and sharp light and theatrical poses.

Provenance:

  • Leigh-Bennett of Thorpe Place Collection, United Kingdom (according to the label on the back).
  • Private possession, Switzerland.

Note:

  • The back of the frame contains a label with a “Dux vitae ratio” crest.
  • The painting is in a luxurious frame.
  • Clipped, canvas reinforced.

Bibliography:

  • Vgl. Negro, Emilio und Rojo, Nicosetta: Bartolomeo Scheldoni (1578-1615), 2000, p. 67, #5 (the painting, contained in the Oakly Park collection, is a work considered to have been executed by Scheldoni himself).
Franz von Defregger Dirndl
Franz von Defregger (1835, Stronach - 1921, Munich).
“Dirndl”
Oil on paper over cardboard. 21.9*16.3 cm.
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A portrait of a girl in national attire, the Dirndl, characteristic of residents of Southern Germany, Austria, and Switzerland by famous Austrian artist Franz von Defregger (estimated at 4’000 - 6’000 EUR). Defregger has a set of similar portraits depicting his friends and relatives from Western Tirol, as well as Bavaria.

Note:

  • Signature in the top left.

Provenance:

  • Private Collection, Switzerland. Was inherited by the current owner.
Edvard Munch
Edvard Munch (1863, Loten - 1944, Oslo).
“Two People: The Lonely Ones”.
Etching. Dry needle. 1895.
Drawing size: 16.8*22.6 cm. Size of the sheet: 31*44.3 cm.
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One of the main motifs of Edvard Munch’s art in “Two People: The Lonely Ones” (estimated at 6’000 - 9’000 EUR) was inspired by memories of his unrequited love for Milly Thaulow. In 1894, Munch decided to recreate one of his works as a tracing, and “Two People” became one of his first etchings.

Note:

  • Signature in pencil in the bottom right. Inscription in the bottom left: “Felsing”. “Holland” water mark.
  • The sheet has slightly darkened. The edge of the sheet is brighter. Small wrinkles.
  • The edges and corners are slightly worn.
  • The back in the upper part is partly installed on a passepartout.

Bibliography:

  • Schiefler Bd. "bis 1906", #20, p. 41, 42 and 156.
Emil Cardinaux
Emil Cardinaux (1877, Bern - 1936, Bern).
“Autumn Melancholy”.
Canvas, oil. Signature in the bottom left. 150*110 cm.
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“Autumn Melancholy” by Emil Cardinaux gives an account of the artist’s native land - Switzerland - which remains the main theme of his art. The background shows a mountain landscape - touching and clean, as with the feminine figure in the foreground, epitomizing the connection of man with nature.

Provenance:

  • Private Collection, Bern.

Bibliography:

  • E.A. Loosli, Emil Cardinaux, artist’s monogram, Zurich 1928, #17 (with whole picture).
Frederic Rouge (1876, Aigle - 1950, Ollon).
Frederic Rouge (1876, Aigle - 1950, Ollon).
“The Rhone River Flowing through the Villeneuve Commune”.
Canvas, oil. 53*112.5 cm.
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Frederic Rouge’s landscape painting “The Rhone River Flowing through the Villeneuve Commune” (estimated at 4’000 - 7’000 EUR) continues the theme of Swiss nature and culture often rendered on the artist's canvases.

Note:

  • Signature and date in the bottom right corner.

Provenance:

  • Private Collection, Bern.
  • Galerie Fischer, Lucerne, 13.06.2013, in catalogue #45.
Gustave Buchet (1888, Etoy - 1963, Lausanne).
Gustave Buchet (1888, Etoy - 1963, Lausanne).
“Dam”.
Canvas, oil. 1952. 73*54 cm.
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The Modernist “Dam” (estimated at 7’000 - 12’000 EUR) by Gustave Buchet was executed in 1952, at the artist’s peak, and can rightly be called one of his best works.

Note:

  • Date and signature in the bottom right corner.
  • This work will be included in the inventory of the Gustave Buchet Foundation in Lausanne.

Provenance:

  • Private possession, Switzerland.

Exhibitions:

  • Musée cantonal des beaux-arts, Lausanne, display of November 21st, 1952 – January 4th, 1953.
  • Galerie Vallotton, Lausanne, G. Buchet, September 8th - October 1st, 1988.

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