30 January 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 2,250
Estimate USD 800 - USD 1,200
Joseph-Anton-Marie Christen (Buochs 1769-1838 Königsfelden)
A white marble relief portrait of a young man
Signed and dated 'J. Christen, 1815', on a black stone ground with a gilt metal frame and larger ebonised surround, the reverse to frame inscribed '48' and '14130' and with a paper label
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Joseph-Anton-Maria Christen was in Vienna in 1815, the date of the present bust portrait, which suggests that the sitter was most likely an Austrian gentleman, as does the Biedermeier period frame.
with E. Pinkas, New York, 1966.
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