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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE TEXAS COLLECTION

Sigmund Walter Hampel
AUSTRIAN
THE DREAMER
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 9,375 USD
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45

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE TEXAS COLLECTION

Sigmund Walter Hampel
AUSTRIAN
THE DREAMER
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 9,375 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Sigmund Walter Hampel
1868 - 1949
AUSTRIAN
THE DREAMER
watercolor, pencil and pen and ink heightened with bodycolor and gold on paper
16 3/4 by 13 7/8 in.
42.5 by 35.2 cm
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Provenance

Sale: Sotheby's, London, February 10, 1988, lot 37, illustrated (as A Female Nude by a Vase of Flowers)
Acquired by 1999

Catalogue Note

A graduate of the Vienna Academy of Art, Sigmund Walter Hampel drew on an eclectic stylistic vocabulary, including Art Nouveau, Symbolism and inspiration from his peers associated with the Vienna Secession. The narrative ambiguity and degree of finish of The Dreamer is intentional, consistent with other works by the artist, and its van Eyck-ian architectural composition, Chinese textile designs and Tibetan thangka motifs clearly demonstrates his broad interests.

A friend of the designers Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser and neighbor of Gustav Klimt at Lake Attersee, Hampel found success in Austria and abroad as winner of the Grand Prix at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904 and a Golden Medal at the 1908 Rio de Janeiro Exposição Nacional. Works by the artist can be found in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Albertina in Vienna and Neue Pinakothek in Munich, among others.

European Art

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New York