Lot 317. Spitzweg, Carl. The death at the feast

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Auction date:04.07.2018   14:00
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Lot 317Spitzweg, Carl. The death at the feast
A wealthy man enjoys himself in a Palace interior with two young ladies. Death reaches for the leg of the man Live. The rear remains a certificate of authenticity Otto Spitzwegs and stamp of the estate. Oil on canvas 31.5 x 54 cm. Restored Min. dam. Framework min. dam. The present painting is in the sense of "Memento mori" (lat. To understand "impermanence aware") - in its distinctly moralizing content that hides behind no trivializing of the facade and decided to formulated, can be considered the representation in the works of Carl Spitzwegs as a singular. The present painting is in the sense of "Memento mori" (lat. To understand "impermanence aware") - in its distinctly moralizing content that hides behind no trivializing of the facade and decided to formulated, can be considered the representation in the works of Carl Spitzwegs as a singular. The young have a Live hit during the Tête-à-Tête with two women in the death. An issue with the v. a., the performing arts over the centuries have dealt - and it has not lost its relevance up to the present nothing. The most impressive death of the "Jedermann" in Hugo von Hoff mannsthals "the death of the Rich man" (1911) dies certainly. Hoffmannsthal was the English mystery play, "Everyman. A Morality Play" from the 16. Century, he also took on motifs from the "Comedi from dying rich people" by the Nürnbergers Hans Sachs. But also Lorenzo da dealt Ponte already in the Libretto to Mozart's Opera "Don Giovanni" (1787) with the punishment of a "libertine". In direct personal environment Spitzwegs of the present work is in the Wichmann under the authority emergence time of increased preoccupation with the theme of "death" see: Franz von Pocci was in 1855, the people of the drama "the grim Reaper" will appear, and in 1862 he illustrated his "dead can dance". Ferdinand Barth, a time popular Munich-based Illustrator, created in 1865, "The work of death" (a sequence of 25 the dance of death scroll). An influence of these works on the versatile, interested and open-minded artist cannot be ruled out. Literature: Roennefahrt, Günther, Carl Spitzweg. Descriptive catalogue of his paintings, oil studies and watercolours. Munich 1960, p. 206, CR. no. 698 (Fig.): with a false indication of the technique as Oil on cardboard, dimensions 31 x 53 cm. - Wichmann, Siegfried, Carl Spitzweg. List of works - paintings and watercolours. Stuttgart 2002, S. 324, CR. no. 692 (with Fig.): with incorrect specification of the technology as a Oil on Board and dimensions 31.2 x 53.3 cm. The documentation of provenance Galerie Stern, Düsseldorf, Germany, in 1929, probably by mistake, and apparently relating to a preparatory study (see Roennefahrt, CR. no. 697). Wichmann dated the present work to 1865-70. Provenance: 1927/28-Ludwigs-Galerie, Munich (with lt. Roennefahrt). - Hugo Helbing, Munich, Auction "Collection Of Dr. J. English, Munich. Oil painting of the IXX. and XX-th century", 12. May 1931, Cat.No. 140 (Fig. Taf. 33) "The Orgy of death": The presence of the - clearly erroneous - indication "Oil on P." was adopted in the literature. - Koller, Zurich, Auction 22. May 1977, Cat.No. 5170 (Fig. Taf. 15): with a correct indication of the technique as Oil on canvas.

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