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Lot No. 1143


Johann Georg Christian Perlberg


Johann Georg Christian Perlberg - 19th Century Paintings

(Cologne 1806–1884 Nuremberg)
Drums for the War of Independence – Young Drummer in Missolunghi, oil on canvas, 48.5 x 34.5 cm, framed, (Rei)

The painting shows a boy in traditional Greek costume by a seaside fortress. This is the city of Missolunghi, its defence ending with the destruction of the city. It is now a symbol of Greek resistance and bound up in the myths surrounding the Greek war of independence against the Ottoman Empire. The English poet and bon viveur Lord Byron was a famous comrade-in-arms to the Greeks, and died in Missolunghi.

Johann Georg Christian Perlberg received his first artistic training from his father before joining the art school in Nuremberg. He studied at the Munich Academy from 1834 onwards. Perlberg was amongst those artists who moved to Greece during the period 1832–1836 when the Bavarian prince Otto Friedrich Ludwig von Wittelsbach (1815–1867) reigned as King of Greece. Henceforth subjects drawn from the Greek War of Independence (1821–1829) would become Perlberg’s favourite motifs, influencing his oeuvre permanently.

Provenance:
German private collection.

Letter of authenticity issued by Prof. Dr. Börsch-Supan, 11. april 2013 available.

Specialist: Mag. Dimitra Reimüller Mag. Dimitra Reimüller
+43-1-515 60-355

19c.paintings@dorotheum.at

23.04.2015 - 18:00

Realized price: **
EUR 18,750.-
Estimate:
EUR 15,000.- to EUR 20,000.-

Johann Georg Christian Perlberg


(Cologne 1806–1884 Nuremberg)
Drums for the War of Independence – Young Drummer in Missolunghi, oil on canvas, 48.5 x 34.5 cm, framed, (Rei)

The painting shows a boy in traditional Greek costume by a seaside fortress. This is the city of Missolunghi, its defence ending with the destruction of the city. It is now a symbol of Greek resistance and bound up in the myths surrounding the Greek war of independence against the Ottoman Empire. The English poet and bon viveur Lord Byron was a famous comrade-in-arms to the Greeks, and died in Missolunghi.

Johann Georg Christian Perlberg received his first artistic training from his father before joining the art school in Nuremberg. He studied at the Munich Academy from 1834 onwards. Perlberg was amongst those artists who moved to Greece during the period 1832–1836 when the Bavarian prince Otto Friedrich Ludwig von Wittelsbach (1815–1867) reigned as King of Greece. Henceforth subjects drawn from the Greek War of Independence (1821–1829) would become Perlberg’s favourite motifs, influencing his oeuvre permanently.

Provenance:
German private collection.

Letter of authenticity issued by Prof. Dr. Börsch-Supan, 11. april 2013 available.

Specialist: Mag. Dimitra Reimüller Mag. Dimitra Reimüller
+43-1-515 60-355

19c.paintings@dorotheum.at


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Auction: 19th Century Paintings
Date: 23.04.2015 - 18:00
Location: Vienna | Palais Dorotheum
Exhibition: 11.04. - 23.04.2015


** Purchase price incl. charges and taxes

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