Transcending Boundaries: International Modern and Contemporary Art

Live Virtual Auction, 25 October 2023

International Modern and Contemporary Art

Sold for

ZAR 6 449
Lot 32
  • Konrad Ludwig Lessing; Riverside Town
  • Konrad Ludwig Lessing; Riverside Town
  • Konrad Ludwig Lessing; Riverside Town


Lot Estimate
ZAR 6 000 - 8 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 6 449

About this Item

German 1852–1916
Riverside Town

signed and dated 1914

oil on board
68 by 85cm excluding frame; 92 by 106 by 7cm including frame

Notes

Konrad Ludwig Lessing, a landscape painter, was born in Düsseldorf, Germany. He came from a family of artists, with his father Karl and brother Heinrich as painters, and his other brother Otto as a sculptor. Lessing was first taught art by his father, and later attended the State Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe, Germany, where he studied under Hans Fredrik Gude and Anton von Werner. He then enrolled in the Berlin University of the Arts. In 1873, he had his first exhibition in Karlsruhe. Lessing traveled throughout Germany and its surrounds, especially to mountainous areas like the Eifel and Harz Mountains, in search of landscapes to capture. In 1896 he received a gold medal at the Great Berlin Art Exhibition. Lessing’s works are known for their romantic and atmospheric qualities.

Provenance

The Property of a Collector.

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