• The Sunday Sale - The Collecti auction at Christies

    Sale 5934

    The Sunday Sale - The Collection of the Late Christopher Wood

    8 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 51

    Andreas Achenbach (German, 1815-1910) and Hubert Salentin (German, 1822-1910)

    A church interior

    Price Realised  

    Andreas Achenbach (German, 1815-1910) and Hubert Salentin (German, 1822-1910)
    A church interior
    signed and dated 'A. Achenbach,/H. Salentin,/1862' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    26¼ x 22 3/8 in. (66.7 x 56.8 cm.)


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    Andreas Achenbach and Hubert Salentin were near contemporaries and fellow members of the German realist school. Both artists studied at the Dusseldorf Academy. Achenbach was considered a pioneer of realism, rejecting fancy for a stern principle of truth to nature. This sensitive study of a church interior, executed when the artists were 47 and 40 respectively, is an intriguing memento of an undocumented collaboration. Hubert Salentin painted genre subjects and church interiors. His pictures are in several European museums, including On the Way to Church in the museum at Hamburg. Both artists died in 1910.

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