Unknown canvases of the 15th–19th centuries in Stuttgart

G. Vischer the Yonger. Cupid Bowing the Knee. Late 17thC. Estimate €50 000. 409th Art and Antique Auktion. Nagel. Stuttgart, September 17–18

Stuttgart, Germany – September, 17 and 18, Nagel auction house will hold the sales named the 409th Art and Antique. It will represent the outstanding works of the European art since the Middle Ages. Along with painting, graphic art and sculpture of the 15th–19th centuries Nagel will put up for sale the antique furniture, porcelain, items of interior and table silver. However some unknown pictures are of the greatest interest.

The picture the Apple Thief attributed to the Italian painter Tommaso Salini (1575–1625) is one of the main auction’s discoveries. Having been Caravaggio’s contemporary Salini had left many outstanding works among which were most of all still-lives and pastoral scenes. According to the expert in the field of the Italian art John F. Spike this unknown work undoubtedly is one of the best pictures by the master. The canvas is estimated at €20 000.

One more Nagel experts’ find is the big (140,5 x 199,0) Still-life with a Model of a Tower and Drapery which is supposed to have been made by Antonio Gianlisi (1677–1727). The picture has not been estimated however it is considered one of the most promising lots.

Among the interesting canvases by the German masters is the Johann Anton Friedrich Tischbein’s (1750–1812) self-portrait. As the historian and the researcher of work of the glorified portraitist Martin Franke announced this work is the best proof of the artist’s skill in portrait painting. Self-portrait in the character of Werther is one of the few Tischbein’s works which has reached our time.

Nagel will also represent some outstanding sculptural works. Among them is the bronze sculpture Cupid Bowing the Knee by the German sculptor of the second quarter of the 17th century Hermann Vischer the Younger. The small placed on a marble pedestal sculpture is estimated at €50 000.

In the end of the sales Nagel will represent some interesting examples of the antique furniture and items of interior including the magnificent baroque bureau made by the masters from Wroclaw in the 18th century. The lot is estimated at
€25 000. Bureau decorated with carving and marquetry of the 17th century is estimated at €18 000.

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