Franz Radziwill (1895-1983)
Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's… Read more Art historian, poet and intellectual, Wilhelm Niemeyer was a formidable force within the milieu of the German Avant-Garde in Hamburg. The son of a pastor, Niemeyer was born in Thuringia and went on to pursue his studies in Heidelberg where he read Philosophy, History of Art and History, subsequently pursuing his doctorate in Leipzig which he was awarded in 1903. Niemeyer would go on to hold academic posts in at the School of Applied Arts in Dusseldorf, thence to Gottingen and Wroclaw, where he pursued a professorship in 1885, later travelling to Florence, where he worked with the Kunsthistorisches Institute. A crucial champion and fierce defender of the German Expressionist movement, Niemeyer was a crucial patron to Karl Schmidt-Rottluff and subsequently, Franz Radziwill.Christie’s is honoured to present these two exceptional examples from Dr Niemeyer’s collection which have remained within the family since his ownership. These exceptional pieces attest not only to Niemeyer’s critical eye but his friendships and the fierce support he showed for the artists of his time.PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR WILHELM NIEMEYER, HAMBURG
Franz Radziwill (1895-1983)

Die Dresdner Oper

Franz Radziwill (1895-1983)
Die Dresdner Oper
signed 'Franz Radziwill' (lower left)
oil on canvas
25 5/8 x 28 ¾ in. (65.1 x 98.5 cm.)
Painted in 1930
Dr Wilhelm Niemeyer, by whom acquired directly from the artist, and thence by descent to the present owner.
W. Niemeyer, Franz Radziwill: Form, Erbe, Auftrag, Weitek, 1946, p. 247.
W. Niemeyer, Lebensumriß des Malers Franz Radziwill, Hamburg, 1947, p. 253.
G. Wietek, Franz Radziwill und Wilhelm Niemeyer - Dokumente einer Freundschaft, Oldenburg, 1990, p. 390 (illustrated fig. 160).
A. Firmenich & R.W. Schulze, Franz Radziwill, 1895 bis 1983, Monographie und Werkverzeichnis, Cologne, 1995, no. 356, p. 367 (illustrated p. 367 & fig. 63, p. 171).
Chemnitz, Galerie Gerstenberger, Franz Radziwill, winter 1932.
Berlin, Galerie Deneke, Die Gemeinschaft; Gemälde, Skulpturen, Graphik, Architektur, Metallarbeiten, Erste Reihe, May 1933, no. 68.
Wilhelmshaven, Kaiser-Friedrich-Kunsthalle, Franz Radziwill, spring 1936.
Cologne, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Franz Radziwill, October 1937.
Oldenburg, Landesmuseum, Franz Radziwill, September - October 1946, no. 30.
Wilhemshaven, Kunsthalle, Franz Radziwill, January 1949.
Goslar, Museum, Franz Radziwill, Bilder, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, June - July 1952.
Herford, Museum, Franz Radziwill, March - April 1956.
Emden, Kunsthalle in Emden, Franz Radziwill, February - April 1995, no. 63 (illustrated).
Schleswig, Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum Schloss Gottorf, on loan from the present owner.
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Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

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