• 19th Century Furniture, Sculpt auction at Christies

    Sale 2210

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

    20 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 180

    A BERLIN (K.P.M.) RECTANGULAR PLAQUE, COUNT EGMONT BEFORE HIS DEATH

    LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, IMPRESSED MONOGRAM AND SCEPTRE MARK, SIGNED E. SCHADE

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    A BERLIN (K.P.M.) RECTANGULAR PLAQUE, COUNT EGMONT BEFORE HIS DEATH
    Late 19th/20th century, impressed monogram and sceptre mark, signed E. Schade
    Finely painted after L. Gallait with the Bishop of Ypres reaching out to Count d'Egmont standing by a window, a letter from the king resting on the table at right, the back inscribed in black The last moments of Count Egmont, Property of the King of Prussia
    12 x 15¼ in. (30.5 x 38.5 cm.), within a giltwood frame


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    Louis Gallait, Belgian (1810-1887). The present subject is based on a painting located in The Hermitage, formerly in the collection of N. A. Kushelev-Bezborodko, St. Petersburg. The execution of the Dutch Noblemen Count d'Egmont and Count Hoorn on June 5th 1568 ignited an open rebellion that plunged the Low Countries into war against Spanish rule. At the end of the conflict the Netherlands had won their independence.

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    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. AND MRS. MARVIN GREENFIELD