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    Sale 3066

    Old Masters & 19th Century Art - including Dutch Impressionism

    15 - 16 November 2016, Amsterdam

  • Lot 222

    Pieter Franciscus Peters (Nijmegen 1818-1903 Stuttgart)

    A view of Istanbul with the Bosporus at sunset

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    Pieter Franciscus Peters (Nijmegen 1818-1903 Stuttgart)
    A view of Istanbul with the Bosporus at sunset
    signed and dated 'P.F. Peters./1864' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    55.5 x 69 cm.


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    Peters was born in Nijmegen in 1818 and moved to Germany in 1841. In 1845 he settled permanently in Stuttgart where he remained for the rest of his life and where he received a studio from King William I of Württemberg (1781-1864) in the Old Palace. From that time onwards he frequently served as a travel companion to Queen Olga Nikolajewna Romanowa of Russia (1822-1892), Queen of Württemberg. Those trips served as a great inspiration for his work. Although Peters was initially influenced by the Dutch Romanticism, he developed a more loose and impressionistic painterly style. He created atmospheric landscape studies of which the present lot is a exceptional example.

    Provenance

    King Wilhelm I of Württemberg (1781-1864), Castle Wilhelma, Stuttgart and by descent to King Wilhelm II of Württemberg (1848-1921); his sale, Felix Fleischhauer, Stuttgart, 10 October 1922, lot 68, as: Blick auf den Hafen von Konstantinopel mit vielen Schiffen. Abendstimmung.
    Anonymous sale; Dannenberg, Berlin,15 March 2014, lot 3672, where acquired by the present owner.


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