Old Master Drawings
Parallel to our Old Master and 19th Century Paintings auctions, Koller offers drawings from the Middle Ages to the 19th century in a separate session each March and September. One of the highlights of these auctions was a red chalk drawing by a 16th-century Florentine artist, acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art for 720,000 Swiss francs.
The Kunstmuseum Basel recently purchased a German Renaissance drawing attributed to Hans Weiditz. Other top results have been realised for works by Parmigianino, Giovanni Battista Piazetta, Hans Burgkmair, Giambattista Tiepolo and Guercino.
For some years now, the rising popularity of 19th-century art has also been observed in the field of drawings, notably in the increased demand for drawings and studies of this era. An early tree study by Caspar David Friedrich – rediscovered by our department head in a Swiss estate – now enriches not only an enthusiast's collection but also current research on this highly important artist of German Romanticism.
Franz Diegelmann, our specialist and department head for Old Master & 19th Century Drawings, will be pleased to value your works in view of a possible sale through our auctions.
We accept consignments until mid-January for the March auction and until the end of July for the September auction.
If you wish to consign to one of our auctions, we will value your artworks free of charge. Please send us photos if possible, or call us. We will arrange an appointment to view your property at your home or in one of our offices in Zurich, Geneva, Genoa, Munich or Düsseldorf. You will then receive our auction estimates so that you can make your decision.How to sell at auction
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SELECTED RESULTS Old Master Drawings
CESARE FRANCHI called IL POLLINO
CHF 9 500
GIOVANNI BATTISTA TIEPOLO
CHF 16 160
ANTONIO CASTILLO Y SAAVEDRA
CHF 20 430
JOHN FREDERICK LEWIS
CHF 110 100
CHF 22 260
Circle of PETER PAUL RUBENS
CHF 11 250
CHF 85 700
CHF 8 125
MORITZ VON SCHWIND
CHF 11 250
ITALIAN, CIRCA 1600
CHF 39 340