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CARLOS SCHWABE (SWISS, 1866–1926)
CARLOS SCHWABE (SWISS, 1866–1926)
CARLOS SCHWABE (SWISS, 1866–1926)
CARLOS SCHWABE (SWISS, 1866–1926)
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CARLOS SCHWABE (SWISS, 1866–1926)

L’Idéal

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CARLOS SCHWABE (SWISS, 1866–1926)
L’Idéal
signed ‘O-Carlos Schwabe’ (lower right)
oil on canvas, arched top
40 1/8 x 22 7/8 in. (102 x 58.2 cm.)
Painted circa 1912.
Provenance
Alain Lesieutre, Paris, by 1969.
with Galleria del Levante, München, by 1977.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 15 June 1982, lot 133.
Private collection, Japan.
Literature
P. Jullian, Esthètes et magiciens - l'art fin de siècle, Paris, 1969, p. 28, illustrated.
P. Julian, Dreamers of Decadence, New York, 1971, p.24, illustrated.
J. Clay, Modern Art 1890-1918, London, 1978, p.73, illustrated.
J.D. Jumeau-Lafond, Carlos Schwabe symboliste et visionnaire, Courbevoie, 1994, p. 132, illustrated (with an incorrect date).
Exhibited
Milan, Galleria del Levante, Simbolismo e Art Nouveau, 2 December 1969 - 25 January 1970 as Il poeta e la musa.
Stuttgart, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Naturbetrachtung – Naturverfremdung Trilogie I, 7 April - 5 June 1977, no. 671/5 as La poeta et la musa.
Special Notice

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These lots have been imported from outside of the UK for sale and placed under the Temporary Admission regime. Import VAT is payable at 5% on the hammer price. VAT at 20% will be added to the buyer’s premium but will not be shown separately on our invoice.

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Lot Essay


Carlos Schwabe depicts the flight to reach the unobtainbale Ideal. The smooth curves of the figures contrast against the symbolic landscape, and both are embued in the warm pink tones of a mountainous sunset. Schwabe used this successful composition in an earlier work which showed the female figure vieled in his painting Le Mariage du poète et de la muse,1901-1902 (Private collection).
We are grateful to Jean-David Jumeau-Lafond for his assistance in cataloguing the present lot.

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