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Bukowskis – where the collections are sold!

427. Sigrid Hjertén, "Harlequin and Columbine" (detail). Final price 2.768.471 SEK.

Outstanding success for the Rolf Schmitz Collection - five lots exceeding 1 million SEK

Bukowskis is proud to have launched this fall's auction season with a sensational sale of the Rolf Schmitz Collection, one of Sweden's most prominent private collections, whose magnificent collection of art was sold with a great success and very few lots unsold.

Bukowskis is proud to announce yet again a fantastic result for one of the most prestigious collections in Sweden, a result that strengthens Bukowskis' dominance for Fine Art collections, says Louise Arén, CEO at Bukowskis.

One of the collection's most remarkable art works, "Harlequin and Columbine" by Sigrid Hjertén, achieved an amazing final price of 2 768 471 SEK and became the auction's most expensive artwork sold. A prestigious top sale among several, where the iconic motifs "Flowering fruit trees" by Carl Fredrik Hill and "On the Grand Jetty" by Carl Wilhelmsson were sold for 2 695 000 SEK and 1 078 000 SEK respectively. The demand for Isaac Grünewald was huge and the masterpiece "In the Park" was sold, after an intense bidding, for almost 1 million SEK. The rocket of the evening was an art work by Helene Schjerfbeck, whose work "Cypresser, Fiesole" ended at a total of 1 531 250 SEK.

It is wonderful to see the art circulate, to build a collection and now convey these masterpieces to new collections in the eternal cycle the art is part of. The Rolf Schmitz collection was outstanding and today's auction a true pleasure, says Carl Barkman, Head Specialist Fine Art and Antiques, Bukowskis.

The auction also offered a high-class art craft where a pair of magnificent chandeliers by Olof Westberg, dated 1789, with drip-shaped prisms and marguerites achieved a final price of 490,000 SEK and a Gustav Foltiern (master in Stockholm 1771-1804), sold for 159 250 SEK. Both fine examples of masterpiece craftsmanship with exciting provenance that symbolize Rolf Schmitz's exclusive and unique collection.

Highlights from the sale:

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33. A Dutch 18th century cabinet.
Hammer price 
48 000 SEK
Estimate 
20 000 - 25 000 SEK
68. A French 19th century twelve-light chandelier.
Hammer price 
195 000 SEK
Estimate 
50 000 - 60 000 SEK
98. Gerard Mannoni, a polished bronze and glass sofa table, France 1974.
Hammer price 
150 000 SEK
Estimate 
60 000 - 80 000 SEK
307. Gösta Adrian-Nilsson, "Amerikanaren" (The American).
Hammer price 
165 000 SEK
Estimate 
100 000 - 125 000 SEK
308. Gösta Adrian-Nilsson, "Dans" (Dance).
Hammer price 
130 000 SEK
Estimate 
40 000 - 60 000 SEK
311. Ragnar Sandberg, "Cykelåkare" (Bicyclists).
Hammer price 
600 000 SEK
Estimate 
400 000 - 500 000 SEK
312. Ragnar Sandberg, "Matroser" (Sailors in Toulon).
Hammer price 
630 000 SEK
Estimate 
300 000 - 400 000 SEK
323. Carl Wilhelmson, "På stora bryggan" (On the Grand Jetty).
Hammer price 
880 000 SEK
Estimate 
600 000 - 800 000 SEK
324. Carl Wilhelmson, "Solglitter".
Hammer price 
130 000 SEK
Estimate 
50 000 - 70 000 SEK
325. Carl Wilhelmson, Girl with a hat.
Hammer price 
115 000 SEK
Estimate 
40 000 - 50 000 SEK
327. Greta Gerell, Restaurant scene, Paris.
Hammer price 
210 000 SEK
Estimate 
100 000 - 125 000 SEK
328. Axel Lindman, Woman in the meadow.
Hammer price 
70 000 SEK
Estimate 
25 000 - 30 000 SEK
331. Isaac Grünewald, View over Stockholm.
Hammer price 
310 000 SEK
Estimate 
200 000 - 250 000 SEK
334. Isaac Grünewald, "I parken" (In the Park).
Hammer price 
760 000 SEK
Estimate 
800 000 - 1 000 000 SEK
335. Isaac Grünewald, View from Stockholm.
Hammer price 
145 000 SEK
Estimate 
50 000 - 60 000 SEK
337. Isaac Grünewald, Cyclamen.
Hammer price 
160 000 SEK
Estimate 
80 000 - 100 000 SEK
338. Isaac Grünewald, Ise Morssing in a Hat.
Hammer price 
340 000 SEK
Estimate 
200 000 - 250 000 SEK
342. André Lhote, Landscape.
Hammer price 
210 000 SEK
Estimate 
30 000 - 40 000 SEK
352. Julia Beck, River landscape from Montcourt.
Hammer price 
180 000 SEK
Estimate 
80 000 - 100 000 SEK
363. André Lhote, Harlequin with woman in red.
Hammer price 
145 000 SEK
Estimate 
60 000 - 80 000 SEK
371. Carl Fredrik Hill, "Det blommande fruktträdet III".
Hammer price 
2 200 000 SEK
Estimate 
2 000 000 - 2 500 000 SEK
374. Nils Kreuger, Coastal scene.
Hammer price 
110 000 SEK
Estimate 
30 000 - 40 000 SEK
387. Agnes Cleve, View from the window.
Hammer price 
165 000 SEK
Estimate 
100 000 - 125 000 SEK
406. Eric Detthow, Restaurant interior.
Hammer price 
270 000 SEK
Estimate 
125 000 - 150 000 SEK
413. Helene Schjerfbeck, "Cypresser, Fiesole" (Cypresses, Fiesole).
Hammer price 
1 250 000 SEK
Estimate 
600 000 - 800 000 SEK
420. Carl Fredrik Hill, Evening atmosphere, landscape from Fontainebleau.
Hammer price 
720 000 SEK
Estimate 
700 000 - 800 000 SEK
427. Sigrid Hjertén, "Harlequin och Columbine".
Hammer price 
2 200 000 SEK
Estimate 
1 200 000 - 1 500 000 SEK
430. Ivan Ivarson, Girl with Yellow Hat.
Hammer price 
370 000 SEK
Estimate 
250 000 - 300 000 SEK
443. Carl Fredrik Hill, "Kalkbrottet" (The Lime Quarry).
Hammer price 
1 600 000 SEK
Estimate 
2 000 000 - 2 500 000 SEK
445. Carl Fredrik Hill, French Orchard.
Hammer price 
360 000 SEK
Estimate 
500 000 - 600 000 SEK

Consignments accepted – please contact our specialists:

Björn Extergren
Stockholm
Björn Extergren
Head of Consignment & Sales Department, Fineart. Specialist Antique Furniture, Decorative Arts and Asian Ceramics
+46 (0)706 40 28 61
Andreas Rydén
Stockholm
Andreas Rydén
Head Specialist, Art, Deputy Managing Director
+46 (0)728 58 71 39
Carl Barkman
Stockholm
Carl Barkman
Head Specialist Fine Art and Antiques
+46 (0)708 92 19 71
Lisa Gartz
Stockholm
Lisa Gartz
Specialist Sculpture and Old Masters
+46 (0)709 17 99 93