Oct 19, 2023 11:00 EST

Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Prints

 
Lot 586
 

586

J. Van Driesten

Estate / Collection: Property from the Estate of John Train

Dutch,19th/20th century
Waterloo,Two and One-Half Hours into the Battle
Signed J. van Driesten and dated 1905 (lr)
Watercolor and gouache on paper
12 1/2 x 40 inches (31.7 x 101.6 cm)
Note: A label on the backing bears a second signature by the artist, the title Waterloo, 2 h 1/2!, and the words Dans l'état-major impérial on juge que "tout va à merveille" (Among the Imperial staff, it was thought that "everything was going well"). These were quoted from the French historian Henry Houssaye's book 1815, a monumental study of the battle and a best-seller in France in the early years of the 20th century, when this work was painted.

Sold for $5,355
Estimated at $3,000 - $5,000

Includes Buyer's Premium


 

Estate / Collection: Property from the Estate of John Train

Dutch,19th/20th century
Waterloo,Two and One-Half Hours into the Battle
Signed J. van Driesten and dated 1905 (lr)
Watercolor and gouache on paper
12 1/2 x 40 inches (31.7 x 101.6 cm)
Note: A label on the backing bears a second signature by the artist, the title Waterloo, 2 h 1/2!, and the words Dans l'état-major impérial on juge que "tout va à merveille" (Among the Imperial staff, it was thought that "everything was going well"). These were quoted from the French historian Henry Houssaye's book 1815, a monumental study of the battle and a best-seller in France in the early years of the 20th century, when this work was painted.

Not viewed outside of the frame. In good condition, colors very fresh.

The frame 24 x 51 1/4 inches

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Auction: Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Prints, Oct 19, 2023

  • Auction of Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Prints on October 19, 2023
  • Works by European Artists from the Renaissance through the 19th Century
  • We Invite You to Contact Us for Complimentary Auction Estimates for Your Old Master & 19th Century Paintings & Drawings


NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle presented an auction of Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Prints on October 19, 2023 that saw spirited bidding on a wide range of works from prominent collections and distinguished estates. Offerings included landscapes, still lifes, portraits and religious subjects by European artists from the Renaissance through the 19th century.

Highlighting the sale was a Flemish portrait of a soldier dating to around 1500 that attracted determined trans-Atlantic competition, driving the painting far over its $3,000-5,000 estimate to achieve $75,600. Once thought to be by the Antwerp master Quentin Massys, although now believed to be by an unrecorded artist of the period, it came with a solid publication history and a distinguished provenance from the family of the Earls Amherst. One remarkable feature was its elaborate frame ornamented with carved military paraphernalia, which was added to the piece around 1810 when it was presented as a gift to Lord Jeffrey Amherst.


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