Lot 149 View Catalog
O/C, figures in Egyptian desert, pyramids in background, sgd. Hermann David Solomon Corrodi, 40" by 25.5", in original condition. Canvas has several old repairs made, three patches can be seen in the back. Note, this oil is a bit of a mystery, it came from a local estate, and has plenty of age, next to the signature "Roma" is written. On ADEC, as well as on other online art databases, this painting can be found in multiple versions. Sotheby's sold an identical oil for $$35,000 on 4/25/2006, on this version the name "Cairo" was written next to the signature. Meanwhile two months later Christie's London sold an identical painting on 6/14/2006, this one had Roma next to the signature. On 3/18/2009 Sotheby's sold this painting (a Cairo version) for $48,000 (location was listed as Doha (Qatar). Matter of fact, both Sotheby's and Christie's have both sold both versions at various times. Whether or not the painting in our auction is simply a copy with plenty of age, or whether Mr. Corrodi simply made more than one copy, with this one also being by his hand is up to you to decide, either way we are offering this oil "as found". On a final note, the version hanging in the Dahesh Museum of Art is the "Roma" version, all versions seem to have the same size.