25 October 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 2,500
Estimate USD 1,200 - USD 1,800
A MEISSEN CRINOLINE GROUP OF TWO LOVERS
LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED 518., IMPRESSED 136, PAINTED 33., AFTER THE MODEL BY J.J. KÄNDLER
Modelled standing in an embrace, on an oval rocky mound base
8 in. (20.3 cm.) high
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This group was inspired by a François Boucher painting based upon a scene from Molière's play Dom Garcie de Navarre. See Y. and L. Adams, op. cit., p. 22 for a further discussion. Cf. anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 10 November 2005, lot 340.
This lot is offered without reserve.No sales tax is due on the purchase price of this lot if it is picked up or delivered in the State of New York.
This small painting by Theodore Rousseau was not only groundbreaking, it also boasts a fascinating provenance