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Koller’s auctions dedicated to Swiss Art are a must for consignors as well as buyers in this field. Every important Swiss artist is regularly rep­resented in the catalogues for our June and December auctions. For many of these artists, Koller holds the world record for prices realised at auction, and in so-called “fringe” categories such as 19th-century Swiss landscape painting, we also consistently register excellent results. The tradition of collecting Swiss Art runs deep in Switzerland, and there is scarcely an area of the country where our specialists have not received a work to include in one of our auctions.

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04.07.2019

HODLER, FERDINAND (Bern 1853 - 1918 Geneva) Die Arve am Bois de la Bâtie. Circa 1880. Oil on canvas. Signed lower right : Ferd. Hodler. 37 x 54 cm. Provenance: - Grand Salon d'Art (C.D.Wyatt), Geneva, 1921-1923. - Emmanuel de Trey, Zurich, 16.1.1931. - G. & L. Bollag, Zurich, 11.5.1931, Lot 58. - Galerie Neupert, Zurich, 1938. - Private collection, Switzerland. Exhibited: - Kunstmuseum Bern: Hodler-Gedächtnis-Exhibited, 20. August - 23. October 1912. - Kunstmuseum Bern: Ferdinand Hodler-Gedächtnisausstellung. Veranstaltet zur Ehrung des Meisters bei Anlass der zwansigsten Wiederkehr seines Todestages, 19. May - 26. June 1938. Literature: - Loosli, Carl Albert: Generalkatalog. Leben, Werk und Nachlass, Bern, 1921-1924, No. 45. - Müller, Werner: Die Kunst Ferdinand Hodlers. Gesamtdarstellung. vol 2. Reife und Spätwerk, Zurich, 1941, No. 100.
CHF 572 000
HODLER, FERDINAND (Bern 1853 - 1918 Geneva) Die Arve am Bois de la Bâtie. Circa  1880. Oil on canvas. Signed lower right : Ferd. Hodler. 37 x 54 cm. Provenance: - Grand Salon d'Art (C.D.Wyatt), Geneva, 1921-1923. - Emmanuel de Trey, Zurich, 16.1.1931. - G. & L. Bollag, Zurich, 11.5.1931, Lot 58. - Galerie Neupert, Zurich, 1938. - Private collection, Switzerland. Exhibited: - Kunstmuseum Bern: Hodler-Gedächtnis-Exhibited, 20. August - 23. October 1912. - Kunstmuseum Bern: Ferdinand Hodler-Gedächtnisausstellung. Veranstaltet zur Ehrung des Meisters bei Anlass der zwansigsten Wiederkehr seines Todestages, 19. May - 26. June 1938. Literature: - Loosli, Carl Albert: Generalkatalog. Leben, Werk und Nachlass, Bern, 1921-1924, No. 45. - Müller, Werner: Die Kunst Ferdinand Hodlers. Gesamtdarstellung. vol 2. Reife und Spätwerk, Zurich, 1941, No. 100.
GIACOMETTI, GIOVANNI (Stampa 1868 - 1933 Glion) Bosco d'autumno. 1924. Oil on canvas. Monogrammed lower left: GG. Verso (transferred to canvas lining): Giov. Giacometti Maloja 1924. 81 x 65 cm. Provenance: - Private collection, Switzerland. Exhibited: - Bern 1925, Giovanni Giacometti, Fred Stauffer, V. Surbek, Eug. Zeller, C. Angst, Kunsthalle Bern, 29. March- 26. April 1925, No. 40. - Chur 1925, Giovanni Giacometti, Bündner Kunstverein, Villa Planta, 24. May- 7. June 1925, No. 30. - Bern 1934, Giovanni Giacometti, Kunsthalle Bern, 18. June- 18. July 1934, No. 57. Literature: - Müller, Paul / Radlach, Viola: Giovanni Giacometti - Registro dei quadri, Zollikon 1993, No. 2, p. 50, No. 456. - Müller, Paul / Radlach, Viola: Giovanni Giacometti, Vol II-2, Werkkatalog der Gemälde, Zurich 1997, p. 488, No. 1924.31.
CHF 508 360
GIACOMETTI, GIOVANNI (Stampa 1868 - 1933 Glion) Bosco d'autumno. 1924. Oil on canvas. Monogrammed lower left: GG. Verso (transferred to canvas lining): Giov. Giacometti Maloja 1924. 81 x 65 cm. Provenance: - Private collection, Switzerland. Exhibited: - Bern 1925, Giovanni Giacometti, Fred Stauffer, V. Surbek, Eug. Zeller, C. Angst, Kunsthalle Bern, 29. March- 26. April 1925, No. 40. - Chur 1925, Giovanni Giacometti, Bündner Kunstverein, Villa Planta, 24. May- 7. June 1925, No. 30. - Bern 1934, Giovanni Giacometti, Kunsthalle Bern, 18. June- 18. July 1934, No. 57. Literature: - Müller, Paul / Radlach, Viola: Giovanni Giacometti - Registro dei quadri, Zollikon 1993, No. 2, p. 50, No. 456. - Müller, Paul / Radlach, Viola: Giovanni Giacometti, Vol II-2, Werkkatalog der Gemälde, Zurich 1997, p. 488, No. 1924.31.
VALLOTTON, FELIX (Lausanne 1865 - 1925 Paris) Le phare, soir. 1915. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated lower right: F. VALLOTTON. 15. 54 x 72 cm. Provenance: - Estate of F. Vallotton, Paris. - Private collection Paris. - Sotheby's, London, 31. November 1967, No. 16. - Galerie Vallotton, Lausanne, acquired at the above auction. - Private collection, Switzerland, acquired at the above gallery. Exhibited: - Basel 1916, Mai Ausstellung, Kunsthalle, 14. May - 4. June 1916, No. 106. - Geneva 1918, Exposition des beaux-arts, Galerie Moos, 22. Jan - 28. Feb 1918, No. 268. - Zurich 1965, Félix Vallotton, Kunsthaus, 10. April - 30. May 1965, No. 210. Literature: - Livre de raison: No. 1043, "Coucher de soleil par temps couvert à gauche le vieux phare d'Honfleur (T.20 M)." - Koella, Rudolf: Das Bild der Landschaft im Schaffen von Félix Vallotton. Wesen, Bedeutung, Entwicklung, Zurich, 1969, LK 199. - Ducrey, Marina: Félix Vallotton - L'oeuvre peint, vol. III, Zurich/Lausanne, 2005, No. 1108, p. 626.
CHF 526 000
VALLOTTON, FELIX (Lausanne 1865 - 1925 Paris) Le phare, soir. 1915. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated lower right: F. VALLOTTON. 15. 54 x 72 cm. Provenance: - Estate of F. Vallotton, Paris. - Private collection Paris. - Sotheby's, London, 31. November 1967, No. 16. - Galerie Vallotton, Lausanne, acquired at the above auction. - Private collection, Switzerland, acquired at the above gallery. Exhibited: - Basel 1916, Mai Ausstellung, Kunsthalle, 14. May - 4. June 1916, No. 106. - Geneva 1918, Exposition des beaux-arts, Galerie Moos, 22. Jan - 28. Feb 1918, No. 268. - Zurich 1965, Félix Vallotton, Kunsthaus, 10. April - 30. May 1965, No. 210. Literature: - Livre de raison: No. 1043, "Coucher de soleil par temps couvert à gauche le vieux phare d'Honfleur (T.20 M)." - Koella, Rudolf: Das Bild der Landschaft im Schaffen von Félix Vallotton. Wesen, Bedeutung, Entwicklung, Zurich, 1969, LK 199. - Ducrey, Marina: Félix Vallotton - L'oeuvre peint, vol. III, Zurich/Lausanne, 2005, No. 1108, p. 626.
GIACOMETTI, GIOVANNI (Stampa 1868 - 1933 Glion) Garden in spring. 1911. Oil on canvas. Monogrammed lower left: GG. Inscribed verso on canvas: Giovanni Giacometti. 1911 Stampa. 70.5 x 65.8 cm. Provenance: private collection, Switzerland. Exhibited: - Zürich, 1912, Moderner Bund, Kunsthaus Zürich, 7. - 31.7.1912. - Munich, 1913, Amiet und Giacometti. VI. Kollektiv-Ausstellung, Galerie Neue Kunst Hans Goltz, Munich, 14. - 30.4.1913. Literature: - Müller, Paul / Radlach, Viola: Giovanni Giacometti 1868-1933. Werkkatalog der Gemälde, Vol II-2, Zürich 1997, p. 580 and 581, No. 1911.28. - Registro dei Quadri, No. 1A, p. 95, No. 192, in: Müller, Paul / Radlach, Viola, (op.cit.)
CHF 480 000
GIACOMETTI, GIOVANNI (Stampa 1868 - 1933 Glion) Garden in spring. 1911. Oil on canvas. Monogrammed lower left: GG. Inscribed verso on canvas: Giovanni Giacometti. 1911 Stampa. 70.5 x 65.8 cm. Provenance: private collection, Switzerland. Exhibited: - Zürich, 1912, Moderner Bund, Kunsthaus Zürich, 7. - 31.7.1912. - Munich, 1913, Amiet und Giacometti. VI. Kollektiv-Ausstellung, Galerie Neue Kunst Hans Goltz, Munich, 14. - 30.4.1913. Literature: - Müller, Paul / Radlach, Viola: Giovanni Giacometti 1868-1933. Werkkatalog der Gemälde, Vol II-2, Zürich 1997, p. 580 and 581, No. 1911.28. - Registro dei Quadri, No. 1A, p. 95, No. 192, in: Müller, Paul / Radlach, Viola, (op.cit.)
GIACOMETTI, GIOVANNI (Stampa 1868 - 1933 Glion) Mountain stream. 1930. Oil on canvas. Monogrammed lower right: G G. Signed, inscribed and dated verso: Giovanni Giacometti. Maloja. 1930. 57.5 x 80.3 cm Provenance: - Estate of Giovanni Giacometti. - acquired from the art dealer Eberhard, thence in the same private collection. Exhibited: - Chur 1930, Giovanni Giacometti, Bündner Kunstverein, Kunsthaus Chur, 26. April - 11. May 1930, No. 12. - Geneva 1941, Giovanni Giacometti: Peintures, aquarelles, dessins, Galerie Amann, 15. March - 15. April 1941, No. 28. - Poschiavo 1960, Mostra degli artisti grigionitaliani, Palestra Comunale, 14. August - 11. September 1960. No. 8 (Il ruscello). Literature: Müller, Paul / Radlach, Viola: Giovanni Giacometti: vol 2-2, Werkkatalog der Gemälde, No. 1930.15, p. 547.
CHF 480 000
GIACOMETTI, GIOVANNI (Stampa 1868 - 1933 Glion) Mountain stream. 1930. Oil on canvas. Monogrammed lower right: G G. Signed, inscribed and dated verso: Giovanni Giacometti. Maloja. 1930. 57.5 x 80.3 cm Provenance: - Estate of Giovanni Giacometti. - acquired from the art dealer Eberhard, thence in the same private collection. Exhibited: - Chur 1930, Giovanni Giacometti, Bündner Kunstverein, Kunsthaus Chur, 26. April - 11. May 1930, No. 12. - Geneva 1941, Giovanni Giacometti: Peintures, aquarelles, dessins, Galerie Amann, 15. March - 15. April 1941, No. 28. - Poschiavo 1960, Mostra degli artisti grigionitaliani, Palestra Comunale, 14. August - 11. September 1960. No. 8 (Il ruscello). Literature: Müller, Paul / Radlach, Viola: Giovanni Giacometti: vol 2-2, Werkkatalog der Gemälde, No. 1930.15, p. 547.