24 April 2002
A BERLIN (K.P.M.) PORCELAIN RECTANGULAR PLAQUE, 'KISS OF THE WAVE'
Late 19th century, impressed monogram and sceptre mark, 565 415, W and T
Finely painted after Gustav Wertheimer with a shipwrecked sailor being kissed by an alluring siren, a radeau de la Méduse
16 1/8 x 21¾in. (41 x 55.3cm.), within a carved gilt wood frame
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Gustav Wertheimer (1847-1902) was an Austrian painter in the Romantic style. See anon. sale Christie's East, New York, 27 October 1998, lot 30 for a similar smaller plaque of this subject.
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