Lot 64
  • 64

Friedrich von Amerling

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 GBP
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Description

  • Friedrich von Amerling
  • caritas (charity)
  • oil on canvas
  • 142 by 112cm., 56 by 44in.

Provenance

Sale: Wawra, Vienna, 25 January, 1882
Baron Friedrich Schey, Vienna (purchased at the above sale)
Sale: Pisco, Vienna, 20 January, 1910, lot 5
Herr Trebitsch (purchased at the above sale)
Kommerzialrat Eduard von Doctor, Vienna (by 1927)
Sale: Sotheby's, New York, 16 February 1995, lot 9
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Exhibited

Vienna, Kunstverein, 1856, no. 88

Literature

Friedrich von Boetticher, Malerwerke des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts, vol. I.1, Dresden, 1891, p. 34, no. 68
G√ľnther Probszt, Friedrich von Amerling, Vienna, 1927, p. 143, no. 869 

Condition

The canvas has been laid onto a wooden board, which has resulted in an area of flattened canvas creases in the upper right corner of the composition. Under ultra-violet light there are strokes of retouching visible along the extreme right and lower edges. The painting has been cleaned in the past. There are some areas of craquelure and paint shrinkage. Held in a giltwood frame which is damaged and would need fixing.
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