Published: July 2, 2015
DALLAS, TEXAS — Daughter of an early Nineteenth Century German artist, Emilie Preyer (1849-1930) was recognized during her life as an accomplished artist in her own right. On June 19 at Heritage Auctions, a large painting by Preyer—offered as a newly discovered work by Germany’s important still-life painter—set a new auction record for the artist when it sold to a phone bidder at $81,250, including the buyer’s premium.
“Still Life with Summer Fruits and Champagne,” 1875, 14½ by 20 inches, considerably larger than the majority of Preyer’s works that are typically in the range of 7 by 9 inches, is “an exceptional example of the artist’s work in still life. . . the rendering of the details in the composition is simply superb,” said Ariana Hartsock, consignment director for European art at Heritage.
Preyer’s work was joined by several other paintings that set auction records in Heritage’s European art auction; watch for a full review of the sale in a future edition.
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