25 October 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 5,000
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
A LARGE MEISSEN FIGURE GROUP EMBLEMATIC OF SOWING AND REAPING
LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS
Modelled as a bearded man chopping wood as another sips from a glass of wine, a hoe and rake at his side, attended by a dog guarding a felled fowl, a young companion picking pears on a rocky ledge above them, the obverse with a plough and watering can, on an oval gilt enriched base
16½ (41.8 cm.) high; 14¼ in. (36.2 cm.) wide
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This model is recorded as C.14 in the 1910 Meissen Catalogue, op. cit., pl. 25.
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This small painting by Theodore Rousseau was not only groundbreaking, it also boasts a fascinating provenance