Chiałbym się dowiedzieć, gdzie i u kogo ten obraz był zanim się pojawił 200 lat po namalowaniu w Brunn Rasmussen. Sprzedaż w tym domu aukcyjnym to jeszcze nie proweniencja a sygnatura czerwona farbą jest kładziona. Obraz warty grzechu po rozwiązaniu zagadki.
Lot 688. Alexander Orłowski (Warsaw 1744–1832 Saint Petersburg). Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, monogrammed (in ligature), dated AO 1813, old label on the reverse, oil on canvas, 22.5 x 26.4 cm, framed. Provenance: Brunn Rasmussen, 4 March 2004, lot 1625; European Private Collection.
Aleksander Orłowski was born in Warsaw to an impoverished Szlachta family. Thanks to the support of Princess Izabela Czartoryska (1746-1835), a patron of the arts, collector and founder of Poland’s first National Museum, he was able to complete his artistic education under Jan Piotr Norblin (1745-1830), a Polish painter of French origin. He took part in the Kościuszko uprising against the Russians in 1793, as a soldier. However, this resulted in a crushing defeat and the third partition of Poland, and, by extension, the end of the Republic under constitutional law. Afterwards, he found protection in Warsaw with his patron, the Polish aristocrat Józef Antoni Poniatowski (1763-1813). There, he entertained the Prince’s guests by painting portraits of them at great speed, as well as by completing sketches and illustrations. In 1801, he went to Saint Petersburg in the service of Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich Romanov (1779-1831). Orłowski mainly focused on landscape painting and genre pieces showing everyday life in Poland and Russia. His renderings of riders and horses are particularly skilful, as in this lot, which depicts Don Quixote on his horse and Sancho Panza on his donkey. Thanks to his painterly talents, Orłowski portrays this scene in a lively and humorous way. Estimate 25,000 – 35,000 euro. Dorotheum. 06/08/20
Wow! Dobre monachijskie malarstwo to teraz doprawdę rzadkość. Klejnot na rynku.
Lot 690. Władysław Czachorski (Lublin 1850–1911 Munich). Portrait of a Girl with Laurel Wreath, signed Czachorski, on the reverse an old handwritten label with title, oil on canvas, 34 x 27.5 cm, framed Provenance: Galerie Helbing, Munich, 18 May 1903, lot 17; European Private Collection; Bukowski, Stockholm, 26 November 1997, lot 229; European Private Collection. The Polish painter Władysław Czachórski (Ladislaus von Czachorski) is a representative of the Munich School. He began his artistic education in 1866/1867, in the drawing class taught by the Polish history painter Rafał Hadziewicz (1803-1883). After this, he studied at the Dresden Academy of Art in 1868 before heading to the Munich Academy of Fine Arts from 1869 to 1873. He undertook study trips to Italy and France between 1874 and 1877, before settling in Munich in 1879. He ran a studio in there until his death, and soon established himself as a portrait painter favoured by the city’s wealthy bourgeoisie. He mainly painted genre scenes, portraits and still lifes, as well as images from literature, history and drama. His pictures of Shakespearean dramas are characterised by the naturalistic rendering of female figures in 18th-century costumes. This lot is one of Czachórski’s extraordinary paintings and shows a girl with a laurel wreath, looking upwards in a reverie. The fabric that drapes the girl’s arm is masterfully rendered, as are the leaves of the laurel wreath. The sitter is depicted with photographic precision, with her gaze inviting the viewer to join her in her dreaming. Estimate €40,000 – €60,000. Dorotheum. 06/08/20