After King Charles I was executed, his capital collections came under the hammer in the “Commonwealth Sale” in 1649. This gave the insatiable art collector Everhard Jabach the opportunity to acquire hundreds of paintings and more than 6,000 drawings; some of it is in the Louvre today. While this was probably the largest purchase made by the Paris-based businessman, it was by no means the only one, and he also entertained patronage with leading artists of his time. Many portrayed him, Van Dyck alone three times, but also Charles Lebrun and the court painter Hyacinthe Rigaud. His bust portrait of the stately baroque gentleman in a casual, private habit could be acquired on June 16 in Karl & Faber's auction of old masters and 19th century art (estimate 15,000 / 20,000 euros).Another likeness shows a 32-year-old lady with a small mouth and a large beret in 1524, which is suggested in the catalog as a counterpart to a male portrait by Barthel Beham in the Prague National Gallery (50,000 / 70,000). In the middle of the 17th century, the river valley specialist Herman Saftleven painted a view of the Rhine against the backdrop of the Siebengebirge, where the Drachenfels with its castle ruins can be seen (60,000 / 70,000).
The offerings from the 19th century indulge in landscapes and vedutas of Italy, until with Johann Georg von Dillis' "Reutberg Monastery near Dietramszell" southern Bavaria comes into focus in a romantic and large format (30,000 / 40,000) and Carl Spitzweg one of his "daily finger exercises" with a Danube landscape on cigar box wood delivers (15,000 / 20,000). Gustave Courbet captures his eccentric poet friend Marc Trapadoux with a brisk oil study around 1849 in the striking profile (30,000 / 40,000). A mythological figure, namely Andromeda, forged naked on a pole by the sea - Perseus is not yet in sight - was the theme of John Roddam Spencer Stanhope, who is close to the Pre-Raphaelites (80,000 / 120,000). Also by the sea, Hans Thomas is sitting on a rock, bent over his knees.It not only conveys “loneliness”, but also the impression that Hippolyte Flandrin's very similar motif left with Thoma in Paris (25,000 / 35,000).
From the paper department
The paper department has white silhouettes by Philipp Otto Runge ready: a slim, delicate “daffodil” mounted on a blue-gray background comes from the estate of Runge's friend and colleague Erwin Speckter and has an estimate of 35,000 to 40,000 euros .
The expectation for “Lilie und Levkoje”, which Runge made in 1804/06 using the folding cut method and mounted on black paper, is equally high.
Adolph Menzel drew a boy on brown construction paper and put white lights on the nose, eyes and collar of the shyly smiling man (15,000 / 20,000).
Once again, the printmaking catalog contains sheets by Martin Schongauer or Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt, Goya and Toulouse-Lautrec.