Important American and European Paintings — June 12, 2012 Auction Results

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Lot 5

5: Attributed to Jost Amman (Swiss, 1539-1591)
5: Attributed to Jost Amman (Swiss, 1539-1591)
5: Attributed to Jost Amman (Swiss, 1539-1591)
5: Attributed to Jost Amman (Swiss, 1539-1591)
5: Attributed to Jost Amman (Swiss, 1539-1591)
5: Attributed to Jost Amman (Swiss, 1539-1591)
5: Attributed to Jost Amman (Swiss, 1539-1591)

Attributed to Jost Amman (Swiss, 1539-1591)

Attributed to Jost Amman (Swiss, 1539-1591)

Sampson Carrying Off the Gates of Gaza

Ink on paper
10 x 6 1/2 inches

Other Notes: The drawing includes two collector’s marks. This first (Lugt L.2672), distinguished by the inclusion of a lion, belongs to the Austrian collector Ludwig Zatzka (b. 1857) whose collection included around 2,000 folios, European paintings and bronze sculptures. The other mark (Lugt L.2347), which includes the initials “SAG”, is unidentified but possibly belongs to Count Saint-Germain or the Artaria publishing house in Vienna.

Estimate: $5,000-10,000

Price Realized: $5,270