Ferdinand Hodler’s masterful landscape Der Mont-Blanc am frühen Morgensold for CHF 785,000. Bildnis Valentine Godé-Darel, also by Ferdinand Hodler, achieved CHF 845,000, while Félix Vallotton’s magnificent Femmes portant des corbeilles à Marseille sold for an excellent CHF 761,000. New artist records were set for Richard Paul Lohse, Camille Graeser, Jean-Frédéric Schnyder and Karl Landolt.
Works by Cuno Amiet, Albert Anker, Giovanni & Augusto Giacometti, as well as Albert Pfister, Walter Ropélé and Dieter Roth also featured strongly in last night’s sale.
The auction brought a combined total of CHF 7,359,625 reflecting the resilience of the Swiss Art market and the continuous demand for exceptional works.
Sotheby’s is thrilled to be offering an array of masterworks in its upcoming Swiss Art sale on 27 May 2014. The auction is led by two magnificent paintings by Ferdinand Hodler: a portrait of Valentine Godé-Darel, executed around 1909, and one of the master’s very latest landscapes, Mont-Blanc am frühen Morgen, executed in 1918. Further highlights include two street scenes by Félix Vallotton, both painted in the South of France; a wonderfully coloured, highly atmospheric landscape by Cuno Amiet; three wonderful portraits by Albert Anker; a pair of iconic landscapes by Giovanni Giacometti; a masterly still life by his cousin Augusto; as well as important works by Alexandre Calame, Giovanni Segantini, Ernest Biéler, Max Bill, Camille Graeser, Richard Paul Lohse and Rémy Zaugg.