29 October 2002
A GERMAN RECTANGULAR PLAQUE, 'KISS OF THE WAVE'
Signed and dated E. Vignaud 1891
Painted after Gustav Wertheimer with a shipwrecked sailor being kissed by an alluring siren, a radeau de la Miduse
14 x 19½in. (36.7 x 49.5cm.), within a gilt gesso 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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