Highlights of the “Paintings, Works
on Paper, Sculptures” auction on June 21, 2013



Dear Friends of the Arts, it really is a challenging task to assemble 100 lots for an auction, only to be overshadowed by a single work of art – in the case of our Fine Arts auction Reclining Woman by Egon Schiele from 1916.

Almost as if on purpose, this beauty hardly tolerates anyone besides herself. Nevertheless we would like to show you what other fine artworks the Auctionata team was able to value and acquire with the help of our expert network.

The portfolio in which Reclining Woman was found is a highlight in and of itself, a true rarity. Only 400 were printed in 1917 and hand-signed by Egon Schiele.

Subsequently the printing plates were destroyed. Not only is our copy signed by the artist, it also shows a dedication note by the publisher Richard Lany.


Egon Schiele, Hand-signed 
Portfolio with 12 Heliotypes, 1917
Egon Schiele, Hand-signed
Portfolio with 12 Heliotypes, 1917

>Lot Nr. 58
2013-06-21
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Egon Schiele ‘Reclining Woman‘ 
Gouache, Watercolour and Pencil, 1916
Egon Schiele ‘Reclining Woman‘ Gouache, Watercolour and Pencil, 1916

>Lot Nr.57

From Jan Borritz Smit to Adolf Heinrich Lier

Jan Borritsz Smit ‘Ships in the Harbour‘ 
Oil on Board, 1626
Jan Borritsz Smit ‘Ships in the Harbour’ Oil on Board, 1626

>Lot Nr.3
Johann Heinrich Schröder ‘Henriette‘ 
Pastel on Parchement, around 1780/90
Johann Heinrich Schröder ‘Henriette‘
Pastel on Parchement, around 1780/90

>Lot Nr.8

But in fact the auction has its beginnings almost 300 years earlier, starting with an exceptional Marine painting by the Dutch master Jan Borritz Smit dating to 1626.

In the 18th century we find another notable beauty, the intimate pastel portrait of Henriette-Louise-Charlotte von Béguelin by Johann Heinrich Schröder (1757-1812).

The art of the 19th century takes up a larger part of the auction, as many treasures lay hidden in private German households.

A grim portrait head by Adolph von Menzel (1815-1905) was met with approval by the experts of the Berlin Kupferstich Kabinett. The Nordic painters are well represented by Peder Mork Mønsted (1859-1941) or Adelsteen Normann (1848-1918).

We are especially proud to present a major work by Adolf Heinrich Lier (1826-1882), a large-scale oil painting of a group riding through a mystical forest, an artwork that invites the viewer to pause and marvel at it.


Adolf Heinrich Lier ‘Summer Horseback Ride‘ 
Oil on Canvas, 1860
Adolf Heinrich Lier ‘Summer Horseback Ride‘ Oil on Canvas, 1860

>Lot Nr.25

Sculptures, Classical Modernism and Woodcuts
by Germans Expressionists

Franz von Stuck ‘The Athlete‘ 
Bronze, 1892
Franz von Stuck
‘The Athlete’
Bronze, 1892

>Lot Nr.52

Sculpture connoisseurs will surely feel at home in this auction, as for example the Magician „Le Secret“ by Pierre Félix Fix-Masseau (1869-1937), a sculpture from 1894, has not been on the auction market in this large format for almost 20 years.

Also The Athlete, crafted in 1892 by Franz von Stuck (1863-1928), is a masterpiece of bronze art, which is why it was a fixture in the artist’s private residence and can still be admired when visiting the Villa Stuck.

And so we have reached the main part of the auction, dedicated to Modernism. Here we encounter Franz von Stuckonce again, this time with his powerful drawing showing his daughter Maryin fresh pastel colours.

Expressive hand drawings by Alfred Kubin (1877-1959) can be found alongside rare marvels of woodcut portfolios by German Expressionists.

Discover Heinrich Zille (1858-1929) and his Berlin Millieu, who are in the best of international company.


Franz von Stuck Pastel Portrait of his 
Daughter Mary, around 1912
Franz von Stuck Pastel Portrait of his Daughter Mary,
around 1912

>Lot Nr.53
Heinrich Zille ‘Caregivers with Child‘ 
Colour Chalks and Charcoal on Paper, around 1910
Heinrich Zille ‘Caregivers with Child‘ Colour Chalks and Charcoal on Paper,
around 1910

>Lot Nr.54


‘View of a Viennese Mansion’, ‘Blauer Reiter’ and Greek Impressionism

Carl Moll ‘Villa in Vienna‘ 
Oil on Canvas, around 1905
Carl Moll ‘Villa in Vienna‘ Oil on Canvas, around 1905

>Lot Nr.51


Austria is represented by Carl Moll (1861-1945) and his impressive painting View on a Viennese Mansion, dating to the artist’s prime period around 1905. Russia stands tall with a gnarled landscape by Stepan Fedorovic Kolesnikov (1879 – 1955), and also with an artwork by the highly soughtafter member of the “Blauer Reiter” group, Dawid Dawidowitsch Burliuk (1882-1967), whose futurist cyclist is racing towards his sale so to speak.

Greece invites dreams of the sun and light with an Impressionist painting by Michalis Economou (1888-1933). Mariano Bertuchi Nieto (1884-1955), a painter from Granada represented with a Lively Morrocan Street Scene and his sketch books filled with Hollywood Stars from the Golden Era, takes us even further south.


Dawid Dawidowitsch Burliuk ‘Cyclist‘ 
Oil on Panel, 1916
Dawid Dawidowitsch Burliuk ‘Cyclist‘ Oil on Panel, 1916

>Lot Nr.56
Michalis Economou ‘Fisherman House‘ 
Oil on Panel, around 1929-31
Michalis Economou ‘Fisherman House‘ Oil on Panel, around 1929-31

>Lot Nr.67
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