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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.

Current auctions



Old Master Drawings

Auction 23. September 2022, 11.00 AM
Koller Zurich A202





Valuations / Consignments


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.

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Franz-Carl Diegelmann

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Ulrike Gruben
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Luigi Pesce
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SELECTED RESULTS Old Master Drawings


CESARE FRANCHI called IL POLLINO

(Perugia, circa 1555–1595 Rome)
Sacra Conversazione with Saint Jerome, the young John the Baptist and numerous other saints.
Gouache and gold paint on vellum, laid on backing board.
15 x 11 cm. Framed.
CESARE FRANCHI called IL POLLINO
CESARE FRANCHI called IL POLLINO

CHF 9 500

GIOVANNI BATTISTA TIEPOLO

(Venice 1696–1770 Madrid)
Study of a standing bearded man in Oriental costume.
Pen and brush and brown ink.
23.5 x 14.7 cm. Framed.
GIOVANNI BATTISTA TIEPOLO
GIOVANNI BATTISTA TIEPOLO

CHF 16 160

ANTONIO CASTILLO Y SAAVEDRA

(1603 Cordoba 1668)
The conversion of Paul the Apostle.
Pen and grey-brown ink.
Monogrammed on the lower margin to the left in pen and brown ink: A.C. Inscribed within the image:
32 x 23.3 cm.
ANTONIO CASTILLO Y SAAVEDRA
ANTONIO CASTILLO Y SAAVEDRA

CHF 20 430

JOHN FREDERICK LEWIS

(London 1805–1876 Walton-on-Thames, Surrey)
A fakeer at the door of a mosque - Constantinople. 1863.
Watercolour, gouache and pencil.
Signed and dated lower left in pen and brown ink: J.F.Lewis ARA 1863. With stamp on the back of the frame: J & W Vokins, 14 Great Portland Street. With old hand-written label: 'The Mendicant Cairo by J.F. Lewis R.A.
31.1 x 26 cm (sheet size: 33.5 x 32 cm). Framed.
JOHN FREDERICK LEWIS
JOHN FREDERICK LEWIS

CHF 110 100

CARLO MARATTA

(Camerano 1625–1713 Rome)
The martyrdom of Saint John the Baptist.
Pen and brush and brown and white ink, black chalk.
Inscribed on the lower margin to the left in pen and brown ink: Cav. Carlo. Maratti...
25.8 x 17.5 cm. Framed.
CARLO MARATTA
CARLO MARATTA

CHF 22 260

Circle of PETER PAUL RUBENS

(Siegen 1577–1640 Antwerp)
The Lamentation of Christ. Verso: a group of bishops.
Pen and brush and brown ink.
21 x 16.2 cm. Framed.
Circle of PETER PAUL RUBENS
Circle of PETER PAUL RUBENS

CHF 11 250

THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH

(Sudbury 1727–1788 London)
Farmers returning from the market.
Brush and grey and brown ink, black crayon.
19.5 x 24.6 cm.
THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH
THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH

CHF 85 700

CLAUDE–JEAN–BAPISTE HOIN

(1750 Dijon 1817)
Pair of works: 1. Fishermen with rods and nets before a castle. 2. Fishermen with rods and nets on rocks before a tower.
Gouache, black chalk, heightened with white, on paper mounted on wooden panel.
1. Signed and dated lower right on the cask head: C. Hoin 1805 (?, barely legible); 2. Signed and dated in the centre of the lower margin: C.Hoin 1805 (? barely legible).
Each 24.5 x 33 cm. Framed as a pair.
CLAUDE–JEAN–BAPISTE HOIN
CLAUDE–JEAN–BAPISTE HOIN

CHF 8 125

MORITZ VON SCHWIND

(Vienna 1804–1871 Pöcking)
Sleeping Beauty.
Pen and black ink, black crayon, watercolour.
50 x 25 cm (the upper edge slightly rounded).
MORITZ VON SCHWIND
MORITZ VON SCHWIND

CHF 11 250

ITALIAN, CIRCA 1600

Portrait of a woman in side profile to the left.
Pen and brown ink.
9.7 x 7.7 cm (the lower corners angled, the upper half trimmed half-round.)
ITALIAN, CIRCA 1600
ITALIAN, CIRCA 1600

CHF 39 340