25 October 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 4,375
Estimate USD 1,500 - USD 2,000
A MEISSEN FIGURE GROUP EMBLEMATIC OF THE ARTS
LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED 5, PAINTED 60.
Modelled as three putti, one posing for a picture being painted by another, the third looking on, a portfolio under his arm, on a rocky scalloped base moulded with Vitruvian scroll and applied with a ribbon-tied laurel
7½ in. (19 cm.) high
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For an example of this model in the exhibition Meissen für die Zaren, see Pietsch, op. cit., p. 123, no. 188.
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This small painting by Theodore Rousseau was not only groundbreaking, it also boasts a fascinating provenance