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Franz von Stuck (1863-1928)

Studie zum Inferno

Details
Franz von Stuck (1863-1928)
Studie zum Inferno
signed 'Franz Stuck' (lower right)
sanguine and charcoal on laid paper
171/8 x 15in. (44 x 38cm.)
Drawn in 1908
Literature
Hans W. Singer, Zeichnungen von Franz von Stuck, Zweihundertfünfzig Tafeln mit Lichtdrucken nach des Meisters Originalen, Leipzig, 1912 (illustrated p. 17).
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Lot Essay

The present lot is a study for Franz von Stuck's famous oil painting Inferno, painted in 1908 (Fig. 1), which was sold at Christie's in London in the German and Austrian Sale on 9 October 1997, Lot 64 where it achieved the price of GBP 221,500.

There is a strong compositional rapport between the present lot and Rodin's Thinker which was placed at the pinacle of the Gates to Hell, Rodin's great bronze scuplture.
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