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    EXCEPTIONAL COLLECTION TO FEATURE AT CHRISTIE’S SALES

    Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

    A selection of exceptional works from the property of heirs of Franz Koenigs will come up in a series of sales at Christie’s in 2021. Categories will include Old Master Paintings and Old Master Drawings, Impressionist and Modern Art, Prints and Applied Arts. There are more than 2,800 works of art, ranging from the 15th to the early 20th Century. German by birth, Franz Koenigs  (1881-1941) was a businessman and banker who settled in the Netherlands in 1922. Because of the political developments in his home country he obtained Dutch nationality in 1939. Among the highlights are a number of exceptional landscapes by the leading exponents from the Dutch Golden Age, led by Jacob van Ruisdael’s iconic Tower of Kostverloren on the Amstel (£500,000-800,000), and  A wooded river landscape with a punt, Deventer in the distance by Meindert Hobbema (£500,000-800,000). 

    Meindert Hobbema – A wooded river landscape with a punt, Deventer in the distance