AFTER GEORG PHILIPP RUGENDAS I | A pair of battle scenes between Christians and Turks at the raising of a siege
AFTER GEORG PHILIPP RUGENDAS I | A pair of battle scenes between Christians and Turks at the raising of a siege
AFTER GEORG PHILIPP RUGENDAS I | A pair of battle scenes between Christians and Turks at the raising of a siege
AFTER GEORG PHILIPP RUGENDAS I | A pair of battle scenes between Christians and Turks at the raising of a siege
AFTER GEORG PHILIPP RUGENDAS I | A pair of battle scenes between Christians and Turks at the raising of a siege
AFTER GEORG PHILIPP RUGENDAS I | A pair of battle scenes between Christians and Turks at the raising of a siege
AFTER GEORG PHILIPP RUGENDAS I | A pair of battle scenes between Christians and Turks at the raising of a siege
AFTER GEORG PHILIPP RUGENDAS I | A pair of battle scenes between Christians and Turks at the raising of a siege
173

Property of a German Noble Family

AFTER GEORG PHILIPP RUGENDAS I | A pair of battle scenes between Christians and Turks at the raising of a siege

Estimate: 800 - 1,200 GBP

Property of a German Noble Family

AFTER GEORG PHILIPP RUGENDAS I | A pair of battle scenes between Christians and Turks at the raising of a siege

Estimate: 800 - 1,200 GBP

Lot Sold:750GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property of a German Noble Family

AFTER GEORG PHILIPP RUGENDAS I

A PAIR OF BATTLE SCENES BETWEEN CHRISTIANS AND TURKS AT THE RAISING OF A SIEGE


a pair, both oil on canvas, unlined

each unframed: 69.7 x 99.8 cm.; 27⅜ x 39¼ in.

each framed: 72.2 x 102.5 cm.; 28½ x 40⅜ in.

(2)


To view shipping calculator, please click here

Condition Report

Property from Various Owners is available to view at the Sotheby’s Greenford Park warehouse, 13 and 16 – 18 September (10 - 4pm), by appointment.


Both canvases are unlined.

Their paint surfaces are very dirty and are under yellowed varnish. Some of the paint is abraded, particularly in the darker tones of the paintings (especially the scene with the ladder) but the brighter colours retain some vibrancy. Both paintings have minor areas of paint loss and show a tendency to lifting in the upper half of their compositions. There are surface scuffs and stains on both works.

Inspection under UV light is obstructed by the varnish. However, it does suggest some old retouching work and strengthenings to both paintings. This is far more extensive in the scene with the ladders which has considerable retouchings to the sky and around the margins of the painting.

Both paintings are in moderate condition, and offered in gilt wood slip frames in poor condition.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."


Please note, Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.

Cataloguing

Catalogue Note

This pair is based on two mezzotints in a series of four by Georg Philipp Rugendas I.1


1 See A. Teuscher, Die Künstlerfamilie Rugendas 1666-1858. Werkverzeichnis zur Druckgraphik, Augsburg 1998, p. 41, cat. nos 91 and 92.

Old Masters Online | Part I: Property from the SØR Rusche Collection | Part II: Property from Various Owners
Online bidding closed19 Sep 2019 | 05:42 PM GMT