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Lot 2132 Dα

Johann Georg Pforr - Rider under an Archway

Auction 1097 - overview Cologne
18.11.2017, 11:00 - Old Master Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture
Estimate: 8.000 € - 10.000 €
Result: 14.880 € (incl. premium)

Johann Georg Pforr

Rider under an Archway

Black chalk and ink, watercolour. 42.5 x 32.7.
Signed and dated lower left: J. G. Pforr 1786.

Johann Gerog Pforr settled as a freelance painter in Frankfurt in 1781. Like the majority of his colleagues in the city, he orientated himself heavily towards the 17th century Dutch style. This was highly popular among middle class patrons, and this allowed even “modern” painters to gain success by continuing this tradition. Whilst Pforr was inspired by the works of Philips Wouwerman, for which he was often referred to as the “German Wouwerman”, his colleague Stöcklin was influenced by Dutch church interiors, and Schütz by the river landscapes of Herman Saftleven.


Christie´s London, 4.7.1989, lot 28. - Private ownership, Rhineland.