29 October 2002
A MEISSEN RECTANGULAR PLAQUE
Late 19th century, blue crossed swords mark, signed L.S. for Ludwig Stern
Finely painted after Angelika Kaufmann, with an oval reserve of a fair haired maiden in a pastoral landscape, a flute at her side and a spaniel at her feet
12¾ x 10½in. (32.4 x 26.7cm.), within a wood frame
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Ludwig Sturm was the Director of painters at the Royal Factory in the Mid 19th century.
See anon. sale, Christie's, South Kensington, 3 October 2001, lot 95 for a similar work by the same hand and accompanied by a note establishing the provenance.
The Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale totals £128,081,750, with works by Picasso and a record-breaking Franz Marc painting also achieving top prices
Alastair Smart profiles the life and work of the Pre-Raphaelite artist described by Burne-Jones as ‘the best of us all’ — illustrated with works offered in July