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Auction Preview: Old Master Drawings at Koller International Auctions, Zurich, Mar 23

Prague, circa 1600: The martyrdom of Saint Sebastian. Pen and brush and brown ink, traces of white heightening. Size 25.5 x 38.5 cm. Estimate: CHF 7,000 - 9,000 ($ 7,370 - $ 9,470)
(Courtesy: Koller International Auctions)

What: Old Master Drawings

Where: Koller International Auctions, Hardturmstrasse 102, 8031 Zürich, Switzerland

When: March 23, 2018

Top lots of the sale:

- Prague, circa 1600: The martyrdom of Saint Sebastian. Pen and brush and brown ink, traces of white heightening. Size 25.5 x 38.5 cm. Estimate: CHF 7,000 - 9,000 ($ 7,370 - $ 9,470)

- Gaetano Gandolfi, (Matteo della Decima 1734 - 1802 Bologna): Head studies.Pen and brown ink. Size 29.7 x 20.3 cm. Estimate: CHF 7 000 - 9 000 ($ 7 370 - $ 9 470)

- Switzerland, 19th Century. Album with a total of 35 mounted drawings and watercolors by various Swiss artists. Including: 1. Francois Diday; 2. Jules Hebert; 3. Albertus Gerardus Bilders; 4. Alexandre Calame; 5. Albert Lugardon; 6. Jacques - Laurent Agasse.Various techniques and formats. Horizontal Folio (sheet size: 24 x 34.5 cm). red leather binding of the period with brass closures. One of which defective. Gilt edging on three sides. Estimate: CHF 5,000 - 7,000 ($ 5,260 - $ 7,370)

- John the Baptist Tiepolo (Venice 1696 - 1770 Madrid): Caricature of a standing nobleman with cloak in side view to the right.Pen and brush and brown ink. Partial framing line in pen and brown ink. Mounted on an album sheet with an additional framing line in pen and brown ink. Size 18.2 x 9.1 cm (album sheet: 26.8 x 21.3 cm). The corners canted. Estimate: CHF 5,000 - 7,000 ($ 5,260 - $ 7,370)

- Albert Anker (1831 - 1910): Old farmer at the table in front of a book. Charcoal drawing. Dated top left: 22. Avril 1907. Size 28.4 x 40.5 cm. Framed. Estimate: CHF 4,000 - 7,000 ($ 4,210 - $ 7,370)

- Harmensz Van Rijn Rembrandt (Leiden 1606 - 1669 Amsterdam): Circle Of/School. Portrait of a young man with cap. Pen and brown ink, brown wash, heightened in white. The framing line in pen and brown ink.Size 8.8 x 7.8 cm. Framed. Estimate: CHF 4 000 - 6 000 ($ 4,210 - $ 6,320)

- Carl Gottlieb Peschel (1798 Dresden 1879): The extract of lots. Pencil and black chalk on grey-green paper, squared. Signed lower right: Peschel inv. Size 52 x 80.5 cm. Estimate: CHF 3,000 - 4,000 ($ 3,160 - $ 4,210)

- Ferdinand Hodler (Bern 1853 - 1918 Geneva): Study of four Vaudois marksmen. Pencil. Faint squaring. Size 23.5 x 45 cm (visible measurements). Framed. Estimate: CHF 2,500 - 3,500 ($ 2,630 - $ 3,680)

- Jacopo Da Empoli (1551 Florence 1640): The Sacrifice of Isaac.Pen and brown ink. Old inscription in brown pen at the foot of Araham: MRA. Old collection monogram lower left. Size 27.5 x 19 cm. Estimate: CHF 3,000 - 4,000 ($ 3,160 - $ 4,210)

- Abraham Louis Rodolph Ducros (Yverdon-les-Bains 1748 - 1810 Lausanne) and Giovanni Volpato (Bassano 1733 - 1803 Rome): Watercolor over pen and gray ink on laid paper, mounted. Signed in brown pen lower left on the mounted framing "Volpato et DuCros", titled lower center. Size 51.6 x 72.6 cm. Framed. Estimate: CHF 3,000 - 4,000 ($ 3,160 - $ 4,210)

- Giovanni Mauro Della Rovere (C. 1575 Milan C. 1640), Attributed. Cavalry scene with riders and figures and detailed study of a decorated horse blanket.Pen and brown ink, brown wash over black chalk. Old inscription in Italian in pen and brown ink within the image. Size 13.5 x 12.5 cm. Framed. Estimate: CHF 2,500 - 3,500 ($ 2,630 - $ 3,680)

- Attributed to John the Baptist Franco (1510 Venice 1580): Prometheus bringing fire to mankind. Pen and brown ink. Size 18.4 x 22.2 cm. Framed. Estimate: CHF 2,000 – 3,000 ($ 2,110 - $ 3,160)

- Christian Leberecht Vogel (1759 Dresden 1816): Joseph reveals himself to his brothers (Joseph reveals himself to his brothers), 1782. Pen and grey ink over pencil, grey and brown wash. Size 36 x 49.5 cm. Estimate: CHF 2,000 - 3,000 € ($ 2,059 - $ 3,082)

- Switzerland, Mid-19th Century. Album with 74 mounted drawings, watercolors, photos, prints, silhouettes and reproductions by and after various artists. Including: Jacques-Laurent Agasse, Burdalett, Pierre de la Rive; Jules Hebert. Various techniques and formats. Horizontal Folio (sheet size: 26.5 x 34.5 cm). Half-leather binding of the period. The cover with areas of loss. The edges scuffed and partly rubbed. Estimate: CHF 2,000 - 3,000 ($ 2,059 - $ 3,082)

- Harmensz Van Rijn Rembrandt (Leiden 1606 - 1669 Amsterdam), Circle Of/School. Head study of an old man inside profile to the right. Pen and brush and brown ink. The framing line in black chalk. Size 5.8 x 5.1 cm. Framed. Estimate: CHF 2,000 - 3,000 ($ 2,110 - $ 3,160)

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