View 1 of Lot 42. Das Adlersche Haus unter den Linden (The Adler House, Unter den Linden).
View 1 of Lot 42. Das Adlersche Haus unter den Linden (The Adler House, Unter den Linden).
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Eduard Gaertner

Das Adlersche Haus unter den Linden (The Adler House, Unter den Linden)

Estimate:

2,000 - 3,000 GBP

Property from a German Private Collection

Eduard Gaertner

Eduard Gaertner

Das Adlersche Haus unter den Linden (The Adler House, Unter den Linden)

Das Adlersche Haus unter den Linden (The Adler House, Unter den Linden)

Estimate:

2,000 - 3,000 GBP

Lot sold:

4,410

GBP

Property from a German Private Collection

Eduard Gaertner

German

1801-1877

Das Adlersche Haus unter den Linden (The Adler House, Unter den Linden)


signed E. Gaertner lower right on the mount, titled on the mount

watercolour, pencil, and pen and ink on paper

composition: 9 by 9cm., 3½ by 3½in. (arched top); sight size: 12 by 12cm., 4¾ by 4¾in.

framed: 19 by 19.5cm., 7½ by 7¾in.

Axel Springer, Berlin
Purchased from the above by the present owner
Irmgard Wirth, Eduard Gaertner: der Berliner Architekturmaler, Frankfurt, 1979, no. 205, p. 248
Lots 42-71: Thirty Watercolour Views of Berlin by Eduard Gaertner from a German Private Collection

Executed after 1832. According to Irmgard Wirth, these watercolour views of Berlin were originally kept in a leather bound booklet, and were subsequently used to produce similar sized coloured etchings entitled Memories of Berlin. Thirty-Six Coloured Etchings by Eduard Gaertner published by Gropius after 1832 and before 1840. These etchings were unsigned.  Based on this collection of etchings it appears that the original watercolours made by Gaertner for Gropius to produce this series included the following views: Das DioramaDas Monument auf dem KreuzbergDas MuseumDie neue Wilhelmstrasse, Das Akademiegebäude.