Huile sur toile, signée à la pointe au milieu à gauche.
Hammer Price : 170 000 CHF
Estimation : 80 000 - 120 000 CHF
Albert Anker painted Noemi Sutter when she was three. The look on her eyes, the particular quietness emanating from her face might be the reasons why he decided to immortalize her in Donatyre – Switzerland - in 1885.
Since that time, the portrait was probably hanged on a wall, going through decades and the death of the “young girl” in 1975.
The painting, directly given by the family of the model, will appear for the first time on the art market on the 5th of June 2018 in Lausanne for DognyAuction’s Summer Sale.
Albert Anker is one of the 19th century’s most famous and renowned Swiss painters. He acquired his technique with the master Charles Gleyre and became one of the best Swiss and international realist painters.
Childhood was one of the subjects he liked to focus on. His paintings are harmonious and peaceful. They tell true stories about simple people and are the direct result of the artist’s empathy, sensitiveness and openness.
Since 1859, Anker regularly exhibited his works at the Paris Salon, winning the gold medal in 1866. In 1878, he organized the whole Swiss Section at the Paris World Fair and was appointed Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur. In 1879, his works were part of the collection exhibited at the opening of the Kunst Museum in Berne, Switzerland.
Albert Anker has acquired an international consideration and attracts more and more collectors.
Noemi Sutter, like his entire work, keeps make us dream of a beautiful past.