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    Sale 1961

    Old Master And 19th Century Drawings

    24 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 168

    JOHAN CHRISTIAN DAHL (BERGEN 1788-1857 DRESDEN)

    Eline Marie Heger at a table reading a book; and Juliane Sophie Heger

    Price Realised  

    JOHAN CHRISTIAN DAHL (BERGEN 1788-1857 DRESDEN)
    Eline Marie Heger at a table reading a book; and Juliane Sophie Heger
    signed 'Dahl', dated '27 januar 1818' (1, recto) and with inscription 'Eline Marie Heger... Tegnet d. 27-1-1818 af den norske maler Johan Christian Clausen Dahl' (1, verso) and 'Juliane 5 aan' (2, recto), 'Juliane Sophie Heder... Tegnet af den norske maler Johan Christian Dahl...' (2, verso)
    black chalk, pen and brown ink (1)
    216 x 136 mm.; and 156 x 110 mm. (2)


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    See previous lot.
    These drawings represent two of the ten children of Jens Stephan Heger and his wife Eline. Eline Marie, a future painter, was born in 1808 and was ten when the drawing was made a few months before Dahl left Copenhagen. As Juliane Sophie was born in 1815 and her portrait was probably made at about the same time as her sister's, the inscription added later on the recto appears to be misleading.

    Provenance

    Jens Stephan Heger, Copenhagen, and by descent to the present owner.