25 October 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 3,750
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
AN ORMOLU-MOUNTED MEISSEN FIGURE GROUP, 'THE GOOD FATHER'
LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED H. 98, PAINTED 11, AFTER THE MODEL BY J.C. SCHÖNHEIT
Modelled as a seated gentleman in a nightcap, a baby standing in his lap, a young girl riding on one of his feet, and a young boy riding the other, a dog looking on from below, on a pierced rocaille-scroll gilt-bronze base
10 in. (25.3 cm.) high, overall
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Cf. Berling, op. cit., table 21, fig. 6, and Röntgen, op. cit., p. 57, pl. 63 for illustrations of this model.
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This small painting by Theodore Rousseau was not only groundbreaking, it also boasts a fascinating provenance