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    Sale 7714

    Old Master & British Pictures

    24 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 45

    Johann Ludwig Ernst Morgenstern (Rudolstadt 1738-1819 Frankfurt)

    The interior of a Gothic cathedral by torch- and candlelight

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    Johann Ludwig Ernst Morgenstern (Rudolstadt 1738-1819 Frankfurt)
    The interior of a Gothic cathedral by torch- and candlelight
    signed, inscribed, and dated 'J.L.E. Morgenstern Francofort 1785' (lower left, on a pier)
    oil on copper
    20 x 17¼ in. (50.8 x 43.8 cm.)


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    Maximilian Freiherr Speck von Sternburg formed one of the most celebrated art collections in Saxony, the greater part of which remains intact in the Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig.

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    Provenance

    Maximilian Freiherr Speck von Sternburg (1776-1856), Leipzig, until 1 March 1824, when it passed to
    Gottlob Carl Springsfeld (d. 1870), Aachen, and by inheritance in Aachen until at least 1933 (according to an old label on the reverse).