Old masters up for auction at Dorotheum

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Old masters up for auction at Dorotheum
Frans Verbeeck (1510 - 1570) The Mocking of Human Follies

Vienna’s Dorotheum, one of the world’s oldest auction houses, is holding an auction week of old master and 19th century paintings.


A highlight will be Frans Verbeeck’s surreal large format painting The Mocking of Human Follies, which will be auctioned on October 21st, with an estimated price of €900,000 to €1,200,000. The work has been interpreted as a satirical take on human folly.

A panel depicting a busy fish market by Jan Brueghel I (€200,000 - 300,000) and a pastoral wedding dance by Pieter Brueghel II (€200,000 - 300,000) are also up for auction.

On October 23rd an auction of 19th century paintings features some 250 works, by Austrian as well as international artists.

Olga Wisinger-Florian’s oil painting of an atmospheric autumn landscape heads the roster of Austrian artists. Valued at €80,000 to €120,000, it comes from a German private collection.

Also on offer will be paintings by Emil Jakob Schindler (From Haslau by the Danube, €50,000 - 70,000) as well as Friedrich Gauermann, whose Ploughing and Harrowing in the Salzburg Region offers views of the surrounding mountain landscape and the gathering clouds (€60,000 - 80,000).

Working in Vienna, the Hungarian born Jewish painter Isidor Kaufmann documents Jewish life in Eastern Europe. The auction offers a portrait of a young Chassidic student wearing a characteristic fur hat, standing in front of a decorative Torah curtain. Kaufmann created several versions of this painting (€200,000 - 300,000).

The paintings can be viewed at the Dorotheum from October 11th.

Olga Wisinger-Florian (1844 - 1926) Falling Leaves



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