Aleksander Gierymski (1850 – 1901)

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Aleksander Gierymski. The Merchant of Venice

27 września 2013 niemiecki Auktionhaus Stahl wystawił pracę Aleksandra Gierymskiego “Kupiec wenecki”. Nie jest to praca skradziona przez Niemców w czasie II wojny światowej a jedynie druga ze znanych wersji szkicowych (modello).

Lot-Nr. 419
Gierymski, Alexander
(Warschau 1850 – Rom 1901)

The Merchant of Venice

Ca. 1872/73, oil/canvas, 47 x 116 cm, lo. ri. sign. A. Gierymski, some rest., unframed. – Prov.: Bought by the great-grandfather of of the consigner in Munich in the late 19th cent. – It’s a study for G.s lost early masterpiece depicting the court scene from Shakespeares ‘Merchant of Venice’. – Polish history, figure a. landscape painter, younger brother of Maximilian G., 1868-72 he studied at the Munich academy, among others under K. von Piloty, a. was awarded a gold medal for his complementary work ‘The merchant of Venice’. 1873-79 he mainly lived a. worked in Rome. Thereafter he moved to Warsaw, but as recognition by the public failed to appear he left Poland a. lived in Germany, France a. Italy. G. is considered to be one of the most important polish artists. Starting from academic tradition he developed a naturalism which wasn’t understood by his contemporaries. Guided by his interest for light a. colour he later painted in a quasi impressionist manner. – Mus.: Warsaw (Nat. Mus.), Cracow, Wroclaw a. others. – Lit.: Saur, Thieme-Becker, Bénézit a. others.
Reserve price: € 5.000,00.
Pracę sprzedano za 110,000 euro.
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Znany jest drugi szkic do “Kupca weneckiego” z 1872 roku, znajdujący się w prywatnej kolekcji:
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Praca ukradziona w czasie ostatniej wojny należała do Kazimierza Moritza z Łodzi. Poniżej,  zachowana jej fotografia:
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Scena z sądu “Kupca weneckiego”, 1873.
 91×230 cm, olej na płótnie.

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