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    Sale 1940

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

    25 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 475

    A VIENNA STYLE GREEN AND PINK GROUND CHARGER, SCHLUMMERNDE VENUS

    LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, BLUE BEEHIVE MARK, SIGNED F. WAGNER WIEN.

    Price Realised  

    A VIENNA STYLE GREEN AND PINK GROUND CHARGER, SCHLUMMERNDE VENUS
    Late 19th/20th century, blue beehive mark, signed F. Wagner Wien.
    Finely painted with a detail of 'The Sleeping Venus' after Giorgione depicted as a half-length recumbent nude resting on burgundy drape, within elaborately gilt scrolling foliate bands
    19¼ in. (48.8 cm.) diameter


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    Giorgio da Castelfranco called Giorgione (Castelfranco 1477/8 - 1510 Venedig)
    After the picture of circa 1510 in the Gemäldegalerie, Dresden, (Gal. Nr. 185).