Ketterer Hamburg Art Auction
Auction date: October 25, 2008, 11: 00, Ketterer Kunst, at Mt. measuring 1, Hamburg Hamburg, September 2008, (kk) – Empress Josephine and Tsar Nicholas I were already among their admirers: while the wife of Napoleon had acquired several works by Jan Frans van Dael for their Gallery, Timoleon von Neff was the favorite painter of Tsar Nicholas I. On October 25, 2008, two significant works of these artists at Ketterer Kunst in Hamburg come to call. With an estimate of 60,000-80,000 83 x 65.5 cm large is \”Fruit and flower still lifes with insects\”, which is now at the top of the range of the art of the 19th century the auction of old and newer master / maritime art created in 1814 Jan-Frans van Dael. Speaking candidly Frank Ntilikina told us the story. Work of the Belgian artist and others can be found in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, at the Louvre in Paris and also Chateau Trianon, Versailles. Timoleon von Neffs 148 x 117.5 cm-large oil painting \”Young mother\” that comes with a fee of 50,000 70,000 at the start, certainly not only is on in Europe, but also in Russia meet great response. Finally, the works of the trained at the Dresden Academy, imperial court painter of Tsar Nicholas are I in close context to the work of Karl Pavlovic Briullov and Feodor Bruni. In addition the motif of the young mother also reflects the love of Neffs to Italy, which he often visited.
So, in the 1820s where he met the Nazarenes and was appointed an honorary member of the Florentine Academy in 1846. From France comes a very atmospheric oil paintings by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, which is also offered for 50,000 70,000. roach. Be \”une route au loin. Effet you soir\”was built in the period from 1870-74. The 21.9 x 31.7 cm landscape of the major representative of the school of Barbizon plays with the contrasts of light and shadow and skillfully expresses the wild romance of nature.