January 26, 2019 09:00 AM EST Asheville, North Carolina


991

German School

(16th/17th century)

Two Wittelsbach Bavarian Portraits: Ferdinand (1550-1608), inscribed ["Ferdinandus D.C. Comes Et Bavarlae Dv"], likely after the engraving in reverse by Crispijn van de Passe (1574-1637); and his brother, Ernst, Archbishop of Cologne (1554–1612), inscribed ["Emestus DG Episcopus Leodiensis"], likely after the engraving in reverse by Dominicus Custos (c. 1550-1612), both oil on panel, 14-3/4 x 10-5/8 in.; matching Alpine lacquered and gilt wood ripple-molding frames, 20 x 16-1/8 in.

Provenance:Christie's East, New York, June 2, 1987, lot 20 (with original receipt)

Condition:

various periods of retouch, some smalls checks, surface dirt, crackle; frames with chiseled rabbets, losses, some pest damage, labels verso for restorer in Vienna "Herm. Ritschl"

Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$5,000
01/26/2019

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