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    Sale 1961

    Old Master And 19th Century Drawings

    24 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 165

    FRIEDRICH SALATHÉ (BINNINGEN 1793-1860 PARIS)

    A seated couple and their dog in a glade

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    FRIEDRICH SALATHÉ (BINNINGEN 1793-1860 PARIS)
    A seated couple and their dog in a glade
    signed and dated 'F. Salathé. 1850'
    black chalk, pen and black ink, grey and brown wash, heightened with white and gum arabic
    24 1/8 x 18 3/8 in. (614 x 468 mm.)


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    This drawing can be compared with two other wooded landscapes dated 1848. Both are in the Kupferstichkabinett, Basel (see Ein Zeichner Der Romantik Friedrich Salathé 1793-1858, exhib. cat., Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie, 1988, nos. 96-97).
    Friedrich Salathé studied with Peter and Samuel Birmann in Basel before going to Rome in 1815. Residing in Italy until 1820, Salathé then moved to Paris where he executed some etchings. Throughout his career, even after he left Italy, he enjoyed depicting Italian landscapes such as this one.