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The Castle Sale & Rugs and Carpets - day 2

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Lot 405 - Ghent school: The Baut de Rasmon family in Wannegem-Lede castle park, oil on canvas, early 19th C. - Ghent school: The Baut de Rasmon family in Wannegem-Lede castle park, oil on canvas, early 19th C. Work: 163 x 137 cm Frame: 186,5 x 160 cm The Castle of Wannegem-Lede, also called the 'Petit Trianon' of Flanders (cf. Park of Versailles), is an example of a late 18th-century 'maison de plaisance' in a purely classicist or Louis XVI style. Barnabe Guimard designed it in 1785-86. He was a student of Jacques-Ange Gabriel (Palace of Versailles) and master builder of the Place Royale, the Parc de Warande and the Palace of the Nation in Brussels. The client was Alphonse Pierre Antoine Baut de Rasmon (Ghent, 1756 - Wannegem-Lede, 1833), who comes from a wealthy Ghent family of industrialists. His father bought the manor of Wannegem-Lede in 1765 from the Montmorency family. In 1859 the castle came in the hands ofthe noble De Ghellinck family (link). Bautwas a Dutch/Belgian landowner, notable and politician. Until 1795 he was Baron Claesman, after 1816 he was Baron Baut de Rasmon. Baut was a notable from a wealthy family and studied law at the University of Leuven, where he obtained his law degree in 1778. He was an enthusiastic botanist and co-founder of the botanical garden in Ghent and had a beautiful garden around his castle in Wannegem. Baut was constitutional notable for the Scheldt department (Oudenaarde) when approving the constitution of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. From 1815 to 1818 he was also a member of the House of Representatives of the States General for East Flanders, and from 1816 he was a Baron and a member of the Knighthood of East Flanders. With an income of 50,000 Fr. he was wealthy (link).

Estim. 6 000 - 12 000 EUR

Lot 451 - German school: Portraits of Oscar I, king of Sweden and Norway, and his wife Josephine, oil on canvas, 19th C. - German school: Portraits of Oscar I, king of Sweden and Norway, and his wife Josephine, oil on canvas, 19th C. Work: 70,5 x 57 cm Frame: 95 x 80,5 cm Oscar I (bornJoseph Francois Oscar Bernadotte; 4 July 1799 - 8 July 1859) was King of Sweden and Norway from 8 March 1844 until his death. He was the second monarch of the House of Bernadotte. As the only child of King Charles XIV John, Oscar inherited the thrones upon the death of his father. He married Josephine Maximiliane Napoleon (1807-1876), first by proxy at the Leuchtenberg Palace in Munich on 22 May 1823 and in person at a wedding ceremony conducted in Stockholm on 19 June 1823. She was the eldest daughter of Eugene de Beauharnais and his wife Auguste, Princess of Bavaria. She was thus step-granddaughter of Napoleon Bonaparte, granddaughter of his wife Josephine de Beauharnais and granddaughter of King Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria, which was reflected in the choice of her first name (link). This high quality pair is made after the 1823 marriage portraits by the German painter Joseph Karl Stieler (1781-1858).However, the Stieler portraits are no longer part of the same collection: the portrait of Oscar I was sold at Sotheby's, London in 1991 (Nov. 17, no. 99) and the Josephine paintingat Neumeister in 2015 (Oct. 29, 2015, Auktion 922, no. 11, €50.800, link). Provenance: -Sotheby's, Regensburg, 'Die Furstliche Sammlung Thurn und Taxis', 19-21 October 1993, lot 3086 (StE4295 and StE4296;Schloss St. Emmeram). Ref.: - U. von Hase, Josef Stieler 1781-1858. Sein Leben und sein Werk. Kritisches Verzeichnis der Werke, Munich, 1971, nr 99-101.

Estim. 8 000 - 12 000 EUR