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    Sale 2159

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    21 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 75

    A BERLIN (K.P.M.) RECTANGULAR PLAQUE, 'GEFANGENEN'

    LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, IMPRESSED MONOGRAM AND SCEPTRE MARK, H, 315_255 AND TRIANGULAR CYPHER

    Price Realised  

    A BERLIN (K.P.M.) RECTANGULAR PLAQUE, 'GEFANGENEN'
    Late 19th/20th century, impressed monogram and sceptre mark, H, 315_255 and triangular cypher
    Finely painted after Calderon with an Orientalist view of a supplicant family pleading for mercy as a Moorish warrior stands to one side, a burning hilltop village in the distance
    12½ x 10 1/8 in. (31.6 x 25.7 cm.), within a red velvet and giltwood frame


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    Philip Hermogenes Calderon, Spanish (1833-1898)
    The original oil on canvas of the present lot, titled in English 'Captives of his Bow and Spear' is recorded at the London Royal Academy in 1880 and later in Hamburg at the Kunsthalle.