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    Sale 2035

    19th Century European Art and Orientalist Art

    22 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 36

    Paul Friedrich Meyerheim (GERMAN, 1842-1915)

    Unwanted Affection

    Price Realised  


    Paul Friedrich Meyerheim (GERMAN, 1842-1915)
    Unwanted Affection
    signed 'Paul Meyerheim.' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    22 x 32 in. (55.9 x 81.3 cm.)

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    Born in Berlin in 1842, Paul Meyerheim was the younger son and student of Edouard Meyerheim. The young artist received his artistic education at the Kunstakademie in Berlin, and later traveled extensively throughout Europe. A most versatile artist, Meyerheim is best known as a painter of animals, an illustrator, a woodblock engraver and a sculptor. He was also the teacher of William Kuhnert (please see lot 46).


    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 14 June 1995, lot 293 (as Lioness and her Cub in a Cage).
    Anonymous sale; Galerie Bassenge, Berlin, 2 December 1994, lot 5982 (as Ein Löwenpaar im Berliner Zoo).
    Acquired from the above sale by the present owner.

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