Check out some of the highlights from the June 24 Impressionist & Modern and Swiss art sales.

CAMILLE PISSARRO (Charlotte Amalie 1830-1903 Paris) - Paysage avec meules, Osny, oil on canvas, 46 x 55 cm, signed and dated 1883  CAMILLE PISSARRO (Charlotte Amalie 1830-1903 Paris) - Paysage avec meules, Osny, oil on canvas, 46 x 55 cm, signed and dated 1883

Camille Pissarro is considered as one of the most important and productive artists of the Impressionist period who will be featured in this sale. Pissarro vehemently fought to ensure that Impressionist painting gained the recognition it deserved within the art world. However, during his lifetime, he sold very little and lived a poor life.

blog.php-415 PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR (Limoges 1841-1919 Cagnes-sur-Mer) - La partie de croquet (Enfants dans le jardin de Montmartre), oil on canvas, 46.5 x 55.5 cm, stamp signature, circa 1895

Pierre-Auguste Renoir was a friend of Pissarro and often, the two painted together stood side by side with fellow artist Claude Monet. Renoir was also very productive, his estate included more than 6 000 works, featuring dancers, landscapes and nudes. Three works by this Renoir are featured in this auction.

blog.php-416 LOVIS CORINTH (Tapiau 1858-1925 Zandvoort) - Zinnien, oil on canvas, 70 x 65,5 cm, signed and dated 1924

This still life is the work Lovis Corinth. It was completed the year before his death and testifies the artist's great talent for color. With his Impressionist style, each flower of the bouquet comes into its own: the bright colors are in strong contrast to the already withering flowers.

blog.php-417 GIOVANNI GIACOMETTI (Stampa 1868-1933 Glion) - Panoramic view of Flims, oil on canvas, 150 x 100 cm, 180 x 200 cm and 150 x 100 cm, monogrammed and dated on the central panel, 1904

This triptych by Giovanni Giacometti is the most important pieces featured in the auction. The artist was commissioned to paint the countryside around the spa Flims in Graubünden.
Giovanni Giacometti, together with Cuno Amiet, pioneered Post-Impressionism in Switzerland. He studied in Munich and Paris and was influenced by the works of Giovanni Segantini, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cézanne. The Swiss landscape was a great source of inspiration for him. The sale will also feature portraits of his sculptor son Alberto.

Top lots from the Post War & Contemporary and Prints, Multiples & Photography sales on June 25

blog.php-418 TONY CRAGG (Liverpool 1949 - lives and works in Wuppertal) - Discussion, wood, 170 x 190 x 240 cm, 2005

Tony Cragg is one of the most influential visual artists of our time. In addition to his artistic talents, which have been recognized through numerous exhibitions, awards and honors, he is also dedicated to teaching young artists. He has taught at the École des Beaux-Arts in Metz, the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin and at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, which he chaired from 2009 to 2013.

blog.php-419 ANSELM KIEFER (Donaueschingen 1945 - lives and works a.o. in Paris) - Nigredo-Albedo-Rubedo, oil, emulsion, lead, wood, terracotta soil, fabric and wire and 5 dried sunflowers, bound as a book with 9 pages, each page consisting of cardboard and fibreboard, h: each 196 x 140 cm, sunflower maximum 430 cm, 2006

Anselm Kiefer's work explores German history and myth, often using unusual materials, much like his teacher, Joseph Beuys.

blog.php-420 ERNST LUDWIG KIRCHNER (Aschaffenburg 1880-1938 Frauenkirch / Davos) - The Wanderer, drypoint etching, 3rd state, one of 9 prints of this state known to date, 18.2 x 30.5 cm, 1922

After he returned ravaged from World War I, Kirchner’s new Swiss home offered him protection and security. The local landscape and the rural population was a great source of inspiration to him.