Property from a German Private Collection
Das königliche Schloss (The Royal Palace)
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.
Lots 42-71: Unexamined out of the frame and under glass. Across this group of watercolours, a couple of works have small losses at the edges and some have minor signs of wear consistent with age. As visible in the catalogue illustrations these works are in good condition considering their age, and are ready to hang.
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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 Diorama, Das Monument auf dem Kreuzberg, Das Museum, Die neue Wilhelmstrasse, Das Akademiegebäude.