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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 60cm x W 43cm
Edition size: 100
David Hockney's 'Catherina Dorothea Viehmann', an Intaglio from 1969, is a signed piece that is currently estimated to be worth between £3,400 and £5,000. Over the past five years, this artwork has shown a strong increase in value, with an average annual growth rate of 68%. The hammer price has ranged from £1,269 in June 2019 to a high of £3,226 in March 2021. This piece has been sold seven times at auction, with sales in the United Kingdom and Germany since its first sale in November 2004. The edition size of this artwork is limited to 100.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|September 2021||Sotheby's Online - United Kingdom||Catherina Dorothea Viehmann - Signed Print|
|March 2021||Sotheby's Online - United Kingdom||Catherina Dorothea Viehmann - Signed Print|
|June 2019||Galerie Kornfeld - Germany||Catherina Dorothea Viehmann - Signed Print|
|September 2015||Sotheby's Online - United Kingdom||Catherina Dorothea Viehmann - Signed Print|
|September 2009||Christie's London - United Kingdom||Catherina Dorothea Viehmann - Signed Print|
|November 2004||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||Catherina Dorothea Viehmann - Signed Print|
A woman sits with her arms folded on a table, as if she has been lifted from a tavern scene or the background of a Buegel painting. She is Catherina Dorothea Viehmann, renowned storyteller and the source of many of the fairy tales in the Brothers Grimm collections. In this work Hockney has decided to pay homage to this woman by copying the portrait of her by Ludwig Emil Grimm, brother of Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm. As with the original the background is stripped of detail and our focus is drawn to her expressive face, the placement of her hands and the swathe of fabric wound at her throat. Her name is inscribed on the table, along with the words ‘Märchen frau’, or fairy woman. Hockney published his Illustrations For Six Fairy Tales From The Brothers Grimm in 1969 in collaboration with Paul Cornwall-Jones of Petersburg Press. The series of monochrome etchings, which recall some of the works from A Rake’s Progress in style, were an immediate success and were reproduced in a book by Oxford University Press which has sold over 150,000 copies to this day. Commenting on his love for the fairy tales Hockney said, “They're fascinating, the little stories, told in a very very simple, direct, straightforward language and style, it was this simplicity that attracted me. They cover quite a strange range of experience, from the magical to the moral.”