Oswald Achenbach - THE TORRE DE ASTURNU BY NIGHT

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Oswald Achenbach

THE TORRE DE ASTURNU BY NIGHT

Oil on canvas. 42.5 x 60 cm.
Osw Achenbach 78.

In the monograph published on occasion of the exhibition of Oswald Achenbach's works at Lempertz, Mechthild Potthoff wrote of this painting: "Contrasting warm and cold light sources and emphasis on the play of light and shadow were favourite motifs of Achenbach. The soft reflexes of one light source, scattered playfully over the figures, is contrasted with a stark silhouette created by the light from behind." (op. cit., p. 278).

Provenance

Auction van Ham, Cologne, 22.10.1982, lot 1491. - Galerie Kunsthaus Brücke, Cologne, until 1984. - Private collection, Rhineland.

Literature

Mechthild Potthoff: Oswald Achenbach. Sein künstlerisches Wirken zur Hochzeit des Bürgertums. Studien zu Leben und Werk, Köln und Berlin 1995, p. 278, no. 37.

Exhibitions

Oswald Achenbach, Kunsthaus Lempertz, Cologne, 1995.

Lot 1571 Dα

Estimate:
17.000 € - 20.000 €

Result:
24.400 €