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Summer Fine Art and Antique Auction - Day 2

Sun, Jul 10, 2022 01:00PM EDT
Lot 1185

Oil Still Life Painting and 2 Prints, incl. Balarch, Vanderhoof

Estimate: $400 - $500

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $200
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
1st item: Ernst Balarch (Germany, 1870-1938) woodcut on paper titled "Des Retter (Of The Savior)" depicting a crouching male hunchback figure holding a prone female figure, possibly Quasimodo and Esmeralda from Victor Hugo's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." Monogrammed "EB" in the plate, lower left. Artist's name with title and possible publication information reading "Holzschnitt." in pencil, lower left of mat. Matted and housed under glass in a black wooden frame. Sight: 8 3/4" H x 6 3/4" W. Frame: 20 3/4" H x 16" W. 2nd item: Charles A. Vanderhoof (American, 1835-1918) etching on paper depicting a figure in horseback pausing at a small body of water before a small house sheltered by trees. Signed "C.A. Vanderhoof. imp." in pencil, lower right below image. Matted and housed under glass in a wooden frame. Plate: 4" H x 5" W. Sight: 4 3/4" H x 5 5/8" W. Frame: 11 3/4" H x 14 3/8" W. 3rd item: European School oil on canvas still life depicting an assorted group of vegetables in a basket and table top against a dark background. Signed "A.P." lower left. Housed in a giltwood frame. Sight: 11 3/4" H x 16 7/8" W. Framed: 18" H x 23 1/4" W. 19th century.

The estate of Dr. Thomas Bechtel, Memphis, Tennessee.


All items in overall good condition; not examined outside of frames. 1st item: Light toning; debris trapped under glass. Frame with minor abrasions. 2nd item: Scattered minute foxing spots, toning to sheet. 3rd item: Some flaking and flea bite losses, largest 1". Small areas of inpainting visible under UV light inspection.