Old Master and British Works on Paper, including Portrait Miniatures from the Pohl-Ströher Collection

Old Master and British Works on Paper, including Portrait Miniatures from the Pohl-Ströher Collection

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Jean-Jacques Karpff, called Casimir

Sapho and Phaon or L’amour de Sapho

Lot Closed

December 4, 05:10 PM GMT

Estimate

4,000 - 6,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

Jean-Jacques Karpff, called Casimir

Colmar 1770 - 1829 Paris

Sapho and Phaon or L’amour de Sapho 


Grey-brown wash heightened with white on ivory, gilt-metal frame;

signed lower right: Casimir invt. & f.; inscribed Sapho. Un frisson me saisit; je tombe, je me meurs

112 by 135 mm.

This lot contains ivory. Due to recent changes in the laws of many countries (e.g. US, France) Sotheby’s recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. For example, US regulations restrict the import of elephant ivory and prohibit the import of African elephant ivory. Please note that Sotheby’s will not assist buyers with CITES licence applications where a buyer elects to either collect or arrange their own shipping, nor will Sotheby’s assist with the international movement of ivory by air, either as freight or through hand carry. Sotheby’s shipping will only assist in shipping the lot to either domestic UK or EU destinations, where delivery is made by road transport. A buyer’s inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation.
David David Weill (1871-1952) inv. no. 332;
sale, Zurich, Galerie Koller, 2 November 1995, lot 4241
Von der Bruggen, ‘Jean-Jacques Karpff (1770-1829), Visez au sublime – une introduction, p. 16f., fig. 7