Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von 1749 Frankfurt am Main - 1832 Weimar, "Tiber landscape"

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Auction date:19.05.2017   14:00
Lot 550Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von 1749 Frankfurt am Main - 1832 Weimar, "Tiber landscape"
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
In 1749, Frankfurt am Main - 1832 in Weimar

"Tiber landscape". Pen and brush in brown, watercolor on paper. Set of paper with framing line and brown tinted frames. 11 x 19cm. Marked on reverse with pen in brown: "To the Tiber through Rome against Villa Madama on Feb. 87". Including certification with pen in brown: "from Goethe's own Hand Al. v. Humboldt in 1851".

Collection of Karin von Stauss, of Hamburg;
- by succession in the family owned.

Authentic Works of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and goods on the international art market are extremely rare. A watercolor of his Hand, with a handwritten description of the illustrated landscape, and in addition, a confirmation of Alexander von Humboldt (an Autograph in the best sense), it is undoubtedly a rarity.
As the grandmother of the present owner, presented the sheet of paper in 1957, in Weimar, took it to Gerhard Fremmel in the newly started list of works (the so-called "Corpus of Goethe's drawings") is pleased and excited. Even then, there was no doubt as to the authenticity of the watercolour.
Margarete Oppel, Curator of Graphic collections of the Klassik Stiftung Weimar, wrote, after a thorough investigation of the original, with the following comment:

Comment by Margarete Oppel

Note Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Notes to the catalogue

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Hand drawings
Landscape, Italy
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