Secrets of a Royal Past Revealed
Recent conservation of Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann's 1868 masterwork 'The Stocking-Mender' has uncovered four Royal Inventory stamps on the reverse of the stretcher and on the original frame, confirming a remarkable Royal Provenance.
It is highly unusual for an object to leave the Royal Collection, making this work a staggeringly rare example of a painting that had been in the hands and homes of the British Crown for almost a century.
The painting, which had been exhibited at the Berlin Academy of Art in 1868, was gifted to Queen Victoria for Christmas by her eldest daughter Vicky, the Crown Princess of Prussia, at Osborne House in December 1868. The painting was catalogued by Sir Arthur Durrant in his Osborne House Inventory of 1876, p.330, no.513, and was passed down within the Royal Family to King Edward VII, King George V, HRH Princess Christian, HRH Princess Helena Victoria & HRH Princess Marie Louise. After the death of HRH Princess Marie Louise, the work was sold at auction, and entered the public art market for the first time in a century.
For decades, the Royal Inventory stamps on the reverse of the stretcher and frame had been hidden underneath paper backing and auction labels, and have only just come to light once again.
ELISABETH JERICHAU-BAUMANN (1819-1881)
The Stocking-Mender circa 1868
Available for sale by BARASET HOUSE at cadacanada.com
CADA Member First Arts Inuit & First Nations Art
July 2021 Auction Achieves 1.2 Million Dollars and Sets
10 Auction Records including:
ROBERT DAVIDSON (1946- ) $90,000
ELIJASSIAPIK (1912-1972) $38,400
OVILOO TUNNILLIE (1949-2014) $31,200
SHEOKJUK OQUTAQ (1920-1982) $31,200
MANASIE AKPALIAPIK (1955-) $26,400
MARY SANAAQ PAPIGATOK (1910-1987) $24,000
YVONNE KANAYUQ ARNAKYUINAK (1920-1998) $10,800
ANANAISIE ALIKATUKTUK (1944-2007) $7,800
Lot 59 (pictured)
ROBERT DAVIDSON (1946- ) HAIDA, MASSET / WHITE ROCK
S'gan Mask (Killer Whale Mask) 1990
ESTIMATE: $70,000 — $100,000
Price Realized: $90,000
CADA Member First Arts Inuit & First Nations Art December 2020 Auction Achieves 1.9 Million Dollars and Breaks 11 Auction Records including world record prices for:
Jessie Oonark, O.C., R.C.A (1906-1985) $156,000
John Pangnark (1920-1980) $108,000
Lucassie Usaitaijuk (1897-1962) $108,000
Captain Richard Carpenter (Du'klwayella) (1841-1931) $78,000
Judas Ullulaq (1937-1999) $50,400
Henry Evaluardjuk (1923-2007) $55,200
and Joe Talirunili's (1893-1976) Migration Boat 1966 (pictured) which achieved $360,000; the second highest world record price for a work of Inuit Art at Auction.
JOE TALIRUNILI (1893-1976) PUVIRNITUQ (POVUNGNITUK)
Migration Boat, 1966
ESTIMATE: $180,000 — $280,000
Price Realized: $360,000
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Wayne Cameron Fine Art (Halifax)
Chester Collectionneur (Quebec)
First Arts Premiers Inc. (Toronto)
Glen Manor Galleries (Ontario)
Grand Central Inc. (Quebec)
CADA joins CINOA
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