Lot 3220 - A198 19th Century Paintings - Friday, 01. October 2021, 04.00 PM

FRANZ XAVER WINTERHALTER

(Menzenschwand 1805–1873 Frankfurt a. M.)
Die schöne Amerikanerin (The beautiful American). Circa 1868–1869.
Oil on canvas.
115 × 88 cm (oval).

Expertise:
Dr. Eugene Barilo von Reisberg, 2.8.2021.

Provenance:
- Collection of Franz Xaver Winterhalter, 1873.
- Thence by descent to Hermann Winterhalter (brother of Franz Xaver Winterhalter), 1891.
- Thence by descent to the heirs of Hermann Winterhalter.
- Private collection of Dr. Huwyler, c. 1988 (verso with label /lender to the exhibitions in London and Paris).
- hence by descent to the present owner, Swiss private collection.

Exhibited:
London and Paris 1987/88, Franz Xaver Winterhalter and the courts of Europe 1830–70, National Portrait Gallery, 30.10.1987–10.01.1988, Nr. 80 (verso with label).

Literature:
- Franz Wild: Nekrologe und Verzeichnisse der Gemälde von Franz & Herrmann Winterhalter, Zurich 1894, p. 53 / appendix no. 507.
- O. E. Sutter: Franz Xaver Winterhalter, Daheim 1936, p. 373, no. 25 (with ill.)
- Exh. cat. Franz Xaver Winterhalter et les cours d’Europe de 1830 à 1870, National Portrait Gallery, London 1988, p. 154 and 218, no. 80 (with ill.).

CHF 30 000 / 40 000

€ 28 040 / 37 380