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201

After Adolph von Menzel (1815-1905)

Estimate:

100 - 150 EUR

After Adolph von Menzel (1815-1905)

After Adolph von Menzel (1815-1905)

Estimate:

100 - 150 EUR

Lot sold:

20,160

EUR

After Adolph von Menzel (1815-1905)

Voltaire with Frederic II of Prussia at Sanssouci


print on panel


23⅔x 19⅓in

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D'après Adolph von Menzel (1815-1905)

voltaire à la table de frédéric ii de prusse à sanssouci


impression sur panneau


60 x 49 cm

The illustrations are accurate. Good overall condition despite some minor losses to the paint on the surface (especially one area around the sculpture on the left hand side). A few minor chips to the gilding of the frame.


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

« At the age of seven I had a total coup de foudre before a reproduction of a painting by Menzel representing Frederick the Great surrounded by friends, one of whom was Voltaire, and receiving them at Sans Souci [sic]. I immediately decided that this elegant and refined scene represented the life that was worth living, a sort of ideal that I have since endeavored to achieve.”

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« A l’âge de sept ans, j’ai eu un coup de foudre absolu devant la reproduction d’un tableau de Menzel représentant Frédéric le Grand entouré d’amis dont Voltaire et les recevant à Sans Souci. J’ai alors décidé que cette scène élégante et raffinée représentait pour moi la vie qui valait la peine d’être vécue, une sorte d’idéal que j’ai depuis lors recherché à accomplir. »


Karl Lagerfeld in Alicia Drake, Beautiful People, Saint Laurent et Lagerfeld, Splendeurs et Misères de la Mode, Bloomsbury, 2006