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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 330

    Moritz von Schwind (Vienna 1804-1871 Niederpöcking)

    Studies of four groups of acrobats

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    Moritz von Schwind (Vienna 1804-1871 Niederpöcking)
    Studies of four groups of acrobats
    inscribed 'Die Akrobaten/(Aus den 15 Punkten)/Münchener Bilderbogen/III'
    pencil
    13¾ x 8¼ in. (350 x 212 mm.); and The Wedding March; Figure studies (recto); An unidentified narrative (verso), by the same hand; and Ludwig Emil Grimm, A gathering of literary figures in Frankfurt; and A portrait of a young boy, in three-quarter profile facing right, by the same hand (5)


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    Studies of four groups of acrobats are related to von Schwind's series of woodcuts, Akrobatische Spiele, published in the Münchener Bilderbogen and Fliegende Blätter in 1858.
    According to Professor Held's notes, the drawing of A gathering of literary figures in Frankfurt depicts a literary tea and the reading of the Bürgerschlacht, a Frankfurt local farce.
    Portrait of a young boy is related to a print, a copy of which is in the Graphische Sammlungen, Munich (inv. 150903).