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    Sale 7464

    Un hôtel particulier du Faubourg Saint-Germain The Collection of The Marquis and Marquise de Ravenel

    21 - 22 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 373

    Johann Ludwig Bleuler (Perrthalen 1792-1850 Laufen)

    The falls on the Rhine at Schaffhausen

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    Johann Ludwig Bleuler (Perrthalen 1792-1850 Laufen)
    The falls on the Rhine at Schaffhausen
    Inscribed 'Vue de la chute du Rhin prise du Fischenz près de Schaffhause' and 'chez Louis Bleuler au chateau de Laufen près de Schaffhause' in the margin
    black lead, watercolour, bodycolour, in an inscribed frame
    16½ x 22 in. (42 x 55.9 cm.)


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    After a short period in Paris, Bleuler returned to his native Switzerland and established his studio in the Castle of Laufen, situated on the left bank of the Rhine above the falls at Schaffhausen. Below the castle wooden scaffolding provided a platform from which to view the falls, a popular destination for tourists and artists since the late 18th Century.
    A similar drawing by the artist of the falls at Schaffhausen was sold Christie's London, 4 July 2006, lot 135.