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Berlin, Germany
DoneThu, May 29, 2008 7:00 AM GMT

15th-20th Century Art & Fine Photography

Galerie Bassenge - Live auction in Berlin, Germany.
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Thu, May 29, 1 AM PT: 15th-17th Century Prints (#5000-5227)
- 2 AM: Special Sale: Herman & Ruth Engel Collection, Los Angeles (#5400-5548)
Northern Prints from the 15th-16th Century
The collection has been built over many decades by Berlin born Herman Engel, who at age 100 passed away a few years ago in Los Angeles. Herman Engel focussed in his collecting efforts mainly on German and Dutch Renaissance Prints, among which the engravings and woodcuts by Albrecht Dürer form the core of the collection. But he was also interested in Dürer’s predecessors such as Martin Schongauer and Israhel van Meckenem as well as his contemporaries as Albrecht Altdorfer or Hans Baldung Grien. The so-called German Little Masters like Sebald and Barthel Beham and Heinrich Aldegrever, which are well represented in the collection, convey a beautiful insight into the life at that time.
- 6 AM: 18th-19th Century Prints & Miscellaneous 15th-19th C. Prints (#5550-6110)

Fri, May 30, 1 AM: Master Paintings (#6300-6455)
- 6 AM: Drawings of the 15th-19th Century (#6456-6809)

Sat, May 31, 0.30 AM: Miscellaneous Works of Art of the 20th Century (#7356-8046!)
- 6.30 AM: Art of the 20th Century (#7000-7355!)
- 10 AM: Special Sale: Käthe Kollwitz - An Important Private Collection (#8100-8152)
The collection offered in this auction was acquired between 1950 and the 1970s. Important works were purchased by the collector in the famous Salmon-Schocken auction at Hauswedell in Hamburg. Highlights of the clearly subject-oriented collection include the high quality drawings and the group of bronze sculptures which are of an exceptional quality, indicating that they are early casts.

Wed, June 11, 7 AM PT: Photography of the 19th to 21st Century (#4501-4984)