Wednesday 29 March 2023

Lot 251

Hermann David Solomon Corrodi, Italian 1844-1905-  The Acropolis, Athens;  oil on canvas, signed...

View More

Lot 251

Hermann David Solomon Corrodi, 
Italian 1844-1905- 
The Acropolis, Athens; 
oil on canvas, signed...

Price Realised: £16,900

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (30% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

Share this lot

Let your friends and family know about this lot

Lot 251


Hermann David Solomon Corrodi, 
Italian 1844-1905- 

The Acropolis, Athens; 

oil on canvas, signed and inscribed 'H. Corrodi. Roma' (lower left), 43.2 x 85.4 cm. 

An important Private Collection. 

A carefully executed and high quality preparatory study for, or version of, Corrodi's oil which sold at Christie's, London, 15 June 2015, lot 46 (£32,500). The compositional details of the present work match extremely closely those in the Christie's painting, which is almost exactly double its size. 

Corrodi gained international acclaim as a painter of Orientalist subjects through his commissions from the British and Austro-Hungarian royal families. He travelled extensively throughout Europe, North Africa and the Near East, exercising his remarkable talent for subtlety in the gradation of colour, shadow and light, as evidenced in the present lot. Although Corrodi's career belongs to the second half of the century, his style is closer to the academic traditions of the first half of the Ottocento. His refined brushstroke 'est remarquable pas ses dgrads raffins de couleur, ses jeux d'ombre et de lumire, ses sujets d'inspiration aussi bien abstraits que narratifs' (C. Juler, ‘Les Orientalistes de l'Ecole Italienne’, Paris, 1994, p.66).

Buyer's Premium

The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

VAT is not charged on the hammer price unless it is stated that there is 'VAT applicable on the hammer price at the end of the description. Buyer's premium is subject to VAT.

Qualifying living artists and the descendants of artists deceased within the last 70 years are entitled to receive a re-sale royalty each time their work is bought through an auction house or art market professional.

It applies to lots with hammer value over €1,000 as follows:
0 to €50,000 - 4%, €50,000.01 to €200,000 - 3%
€200,000.01 to €350,000 - 1%,
€350,000.01 to €500,000 - 0.5%
Exceeding €500,000 - 0.25%
ARR is capped at €12,500

Please note ARR is calculated in euros. Auctioneers will apply current exchange rates.

Export of goods

Buyers intending to export goods should ascertain whether an export licence is required before bidding. Export licences are issued by Arts Council England and application forms can be obtained from its Export Licensing Unit. Details can be found on the ACE website or by phoning ACE on 020 7973 5188. The need for import licences varies from country to country and you should acquaint yourself with all relevant local requirements and provisions before bidding. The refusal of any such licences shall not permit the cancelling of any sale nor allow any delay in making full payment for the lot.

Own a similar item?

Receive alerts about similar lots

Continue Browsing

View More Lots View More Lots

LOT 252

Attributed to David Payne,  Scottish 1843-1891-  On the Irfon, near Llanwrtyd;  oil on canvas,...

Estimate: £500 - £700

LOT 253

Julius Bayer,  German 1840-1883-  A river landscape with figures by a cottage;  oil on canvas,...

Estimate: £200 - £300

LOT 254

William Henry Mander,  British 1850-1922-  Swallow Falls, North Wales;  oil on canvas, signed...

Estimate: £400 - £600

LOT 255

Sir Ernest Albert Waterlow, RA, ROI,  British 1850-1919-  Preparing the nets;  oil on canvas...

Estimate: £350 - £450

LOT 256

British Provincial School,  mid-late 19th century-  Thermopylae;  oil on canvas, bears title...

Estimate: £200 - £300

LOT 257

John Swinton Spooner,  British, mid-late 19th century-  A wooded river mountainous landscape in...

Estimate: £200 - £300

LOT 258

Matthew Ridley Corbet, ARA,  British 1850-1902-  Boats moored upon a shore at sunset;  oil on...

Estimate: £1500 - £2500

LOT 259

Mary Louise Breakell, British 1856-1931-  A Coastal landscape with figures waving a flag on the...

Estimate: £200 - £300

LOT 260

British School, early 19th century-  Grassmere, Lake District;  oil on canvas, 45.2 x 60.6 cm. 

Estimate: £300 - £400

LOT 261

British Impressionist School,  late 19th century-  Evening view with a cottage in a wood;  oil on...

Estimate: £200 - £250

LOT 262

Wright Barker, RBA, British 1864-1941-  Maternity;  oil on canvas, signed and dated 'Wright...

Estimate: £8000 - £12000

LOT 263

Norwich School, 20th century-  Pig in a yard;  oil on canvas, signed with the artist's monogram...

Estimate: £200 - £300

LOT 264

Daniel Sherrin,  British 1868-1940-  A sunset landscape, with a figure and flock of sheep by a...

Estimate: £300 - £400

LOT 265

Daniel Sherrin,  British 1868-1940-  A wooded landscape at sunrise, with two figures by a...

Estimate: £300 - £400

LOT 266

James Harlow,  British fl.1886-87-  A coastal landscape with two cottages and fishermen on the...

Estimate: £200 - £300

LOT 267

British School,  late 19th century-  Wimbledon Common;  oil on canvas, dated '96' (lower left),...

Estimate: £300 - £400

Newsletter Signup

Keyword Alerts