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    Sale 2249

    The Scholars Eye: Property from the Julius Held Collection Part II

    30 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 326

    Christian Gottlob Hammer (Dresden 1779-1864)

    A view of the rear of the Palace of Prince Karl of Kurland, Dresden; and A view of the Minister Hotel in the Seegasse, Dresden

    Price Realised  

    Christian Gottlob Hammer (Dresden 1779-1864)
    A view of the rear of the Palace of Prince Karl of Kurland, Dresden; and A view of the Minister Hotel in the Seegasse, Dresden
    signed and dated 'CG. Hammer del. Dresden/1817' and with inscription 'Maison du Duc Charles telle quelle etait/en 1796 à Dresde du coté du rempart' (1); and signed and dated 'CG. Hammer del. Dresden 1817' and with inscription 'Cy devant See Thor à Dresde et maison habitué/par la famille M de 1815 à 1820' (2)
    black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash heightened with white, brown ink framing lines (1); black chalk, pen and brown ink, watercolor, black ink framing lines (2)
    6 3/8 x 8½ in. (162 x 215 mm.) (1); 6 5/8 x 8½ in. (167 x 216 mm.) (2); and German School, 18th Century, A view of Baden-Baden (3)


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    In a letter to Professor Held dated 30 August 1963, Dr. Fritz Loeffler of the Institute fur Denkmalpflege identified the Palace of Prince Karl of Kurland and noted that it is the only known record of this now-destroyed building.