Rediscovered Interior Scene by Carl Moll Leads Freeman’s European Art and Old Masters SaleFeb 23, 2021 12:00 EST
Carl Julius Rudolf Moll (1861 – 1945) was among the founders of the Viennese Secession. Moll was a subtle painter, favoring a limited range of subjects that included interior scenes, landscapes, and still lifes rendered in muted colors. A recently rediscovered painting by Moll highlights Freeman’s upcoming European art and Old Masters auction. Executed in 1905, Weißes Interieur (White Interior) features art critic and writer Berta Zuckerkandl-Szeps. She wears a white gown and stands in the center of a decorated living room in Döbling, Vienna. She gazes away from the viewer, revealing only her back.
The European Art and Old Masters auction also highlights an unrecorded Pierre-Auguste Renoir still life painting titled Roses. It is part of a series of rose paintings that Renoir completed in his last years. Renoir, who started his career painting flowers on porcelain for the Sèvres workshop, returned to this subject throughout his life. The offered lot is rendered in a warm red, yellow, and brown palette. The available work comes with seven archival letters sent by Pierre-Auguste Renoir and his son, Jean Renoir. The event includes works by other 17th-century European Old Masters, including Valentin de Boulogne, Carlo Dolci, and Lionello Spada. View the full listings and register to bid on Bidsquare.
# of Lots:68
Price Range:$1,500 - $500,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Carl Moll (Austrian, 1861–1945), Weißes Interieur (White Interior)|| Estimate: |
|Jakob Schikaneder (Czech 1855-1924), The Calm Sea, Nocturne|| Estimate: |
|Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841–1919), Roses|| Estimate: |
|Gustav Klimt (Austrian, 1862–1918), Dame Wittgenstein (Study for Bildnis Margaret Stonborough-Wittgenstein)|| Estimate: |
|Lionello Spada (Italian, 1576–1622), Rest on the Flight Into Egypt|| Estimate: |