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TIBERIUS-AUCTIONS is the online auction house in Vienna. Only a stone's throw away from the imperial palace Schönbrunn, you will find a rich selection of artworks and antiques from all eras of history in an upscale ambience. Quality before quantity is our credo. Several times a year art auctions take place in our auction house. Our offer ranges from paintings of the Old Masters, the 19th century and the great painters of Classical Modernism to renowned contemporaries. Sculptures from antiquity, Gothic and Renaissance to the sculptors of the 19th & 20th centuries, exquisite antiques & Kunstkammer objects complete our diverse offer.

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Day 1: July 5 - 17:00 | Lot 1 - 234
Day 2: July 6 - 17:00 | Lot 235 - 498


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6th auction, art & antiques!

Not many international auction houses are able to sell a painting by the most famous baroque painter in the world. Tiberius-Auctions has succeeded in acquiring a work by Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577 - 1640 Antwerp), which was believed to be lost, for the auction on July 5/6, 2022. The work, originally owned by the Russian tsar's family, came into the collection of Seehof Castle near Bamberg in Bavaria through a marriage. The motif of the boy Jesus with the young John and the sheep is perhaps the most famous motif of the painter. The artistic quality and the exceptionally good state of preservation underline the importance of the painting as an important rediscovery on the global art market.

In addition to Rubens, there are other works of art worth mentioning in the auction on July 5/6, such as the two woodcuts by Albrecht Dürer, the contemporary portrait of the Baroque composer George Frideric Handel, circa 1740 or the portrait of the Bavarian Elector Max Emanual in a suit of armor which was created shortly before 1700. Paintings by the 19th century Austrian artists Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller (1793-1865) and Friedrich Gauermann (1807-1862), the Viennese Art Nouveau painters Otto Friedrich or Ernst Stöhr are also up for bid, as is a watercolor by George Braque (1882-1963) or a wash pen drawing by Fernand Leger (1881-1955). In total, more than 200 paintings will be up for bid.

Also in the field of antiques, furnishings, art nouveau and jewelry we offer a variety of exceptional objects. Sculptures from the Middle Ages to the beginning of the 20th century attract the prospective buyer as well as a chandelier from the workshop of Josef Danhauser, works of the Wiener Werkstätte or Michael Powolny, silver utility and ornamental objects and fine arm watches from the house of Patek Phillipe or Rolex.

6th Tiberius Auction
July 5 & 6 - 5:00 pm
6th Tiberius Auction
July 5 & 6 - 5:00 pm

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Of the 6th Tiberius Auction

Albrecht Dürer
Nuremberg 1471 - 1528 Nuremberg
Starting price € 1.500

Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Day Date
Starting price € 4.000

Kurfürst Max Emanuel II
Munich 1662 - 1726 Munich
Starting price € 3.000

Josef Lorenzl
Vienna 1892 - 1950 Vienna
Starting price € 750

Carl Marko the Elder
Landscape with St. John
Starting price € 3.000

Josef Hoffmann
Pirnitz 1870 - 1956 Vienna
Starting price € 1.500

Carl Reichert
Vienna 1836 - 1918 Graz
Starting price € 1.500

Monumental candlesticks
Austria ca. 1900
Starting price € 1.000

George Braque
Argenteuil 1882 – 1963 Paris, Attr.
Starting price € 1.000

Josef Danhauser
Vienna 1780 - 1829 Vienna, Workshop
Starting price € 3.000

Georg Friedrich Händel
Halle a. d. Saale 1685 – 1759 London
Starting price € 3.000

Russian Kovsh
Silver, solid
Starting price € 2.000

Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
Vienna 1793 - 1865 Hinterbrühl, Attr.
Starting price € 1.500

Leonhard Kern
1588 – 1662, Circle of
Starting price € 500

Hans Makart
Salzburg 1840 - 1884 Vienna
Starting price € 4.000

Patek Philippe, Geneve
Yellow gold, 18 carat
Starting price € 1.000

Hans Zatzka
Vienna 1859 - 1945 Vienna
Starting price € 3.000

Daniel Mauch
Ulm 1477 – 1540 Lüttich
Starting price € 2.000

Stephanie von Hollenstein
Lustenau 1886 - 1944 Vienna
Starting price € 4.000

Russia, 20th century
Starting price € 5.000

Fernand Leger
1881 – 1955, Attr.
Starting price € 1.000

Friedrich Gauermann
Miesenbach 1807 - 1862 Vienna, Attr.
Starting price € 1.500

Ernst Stöhr
St. Pölten 1860 – 1917 St. Pölten
Starting price € 2.000

Otto Friedrich
Györ 1862 - 1937 Vienna
Starting price € 3.000

Sensational rediscovery of a lost masterpiece!


Siegen 1577 - 1644 Antwerp
„The Christ Child and the Infant St. John the Baptist“
c. 1620/25
Oil on Canvas
125 x 158 cm

Russian tsar family

Marriage of a Wittelsbach woman to the Russian Tsar's family to Seehof Castle, Bavaria
Collection Baron Franz Josef von Zandt, Seehof Castle, Bavaria
Private collection, Switzerland, 1951
Private collection, Vienna

Have you always wanted to acquire a work of art by the world-famous Flemish Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens? Here comes your big chance! At Tiberius Auctions in Vienna, a museum-quality painting by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)
will be up for auction on 5/6 July 2022.

This particularly lovely scene of Jesus and John the Baptist as children playing with the lamb is not only the flemish baroque painter's most famous subject but also of exceptional provenance: through the marriage of a Wittelsbach woman to the Russian Tsar family, the oil painting came into the important art collection of Seehof Palace near Bamberg, which belonged to Baron Franz Joseph von Zandt (1902-1951). Princess Marianna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein (*1919) confirmed in a letter from January 1994 that the present work was in this collection and had been sold to a Swiss art collector in 1951.

After a detailed stylistic analysis, the Rubens expert and Professor Emeritus (Columbia University, New York University, Yale University, among others) Julius S. Held (1905-2002) wrote in March 1982 that he recognised the present painting in its excellent state of preservation as a workshop work with the personal participation of the master. In comparison to the repetitions of this popular subject after an original by Rubens that was believed to have disappeared, it stands out especially in its exquisite quality. It is worth mentioning that world-class museums such as the Alte Pinakothek in Munich and the National Museum in Warsaw also have repetitions of Rubens' workshop of the same subject. The Rubenianum in Antwerp and its scientific director Professor Hans Vlieghe confirm Julius Held's assessment in an e-mail from 2012 and underpin its qualitative importance as the second best version, after Munich.

How was this masterpiece assessed technically? 
The large-format (125 x 158 cm) oil painting was at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna in June 1991 and was technologically examined by Prof. Dr. Franz Mairinger, (1967-1998 head of the Institute for Colour Theory, Colour Chemistry and Painting Materials Science). He prepared a photographic documentation, including black-and-white images and colour negatives of both sides, as well as a radiation examination of the painting. This was done with UV fluorescence, reflective UV, infrared and X-ray images. The surface of the artwork was also examined under a stereomicroscope, identifying and evaluating the layers of painting; this also allowed retouching and overpainting to be recorded. The dense, hand-woven canvas in its original format bears a primer with dark brush underdrawings and, above this, a thin layer of paint called imprimatur, on top of which the colours were applied using hand-rubbed pigments: This approach is characteristic of 17th century Dutch paintings. The analyses revealed that this work of art can be dated with certainty to the first half of the 17th century on the basis of its material composition and that its Flemish origin can also be confirmed.

These technological evaluations were subsequently sent to the Rubens expert Prof. Dr. Didier Bodard in Rome, who had analysed the painting in the original during a visit to Vienna shortly before. At the owner's request, he estimated the current value of the oil painting at 7,000,000 US dollars in November 1991. Bodard stated in a written expert opinion that, not least because of the carefully planned composition, it was a work of art designed by Peter Paul Rubens himself; he would also have completely supervised the execution of the painting. Like Held, Bodard also emphasised the extremely high quality of the painting, which in his opinion was created around 1620-25.

Another indication of authenticity: in a recent report, Hugues le Grand, a French expert on Flemish and Dutch painting (15th-17th centuries), also confirmed that this was probably a work by the hand of Peter Paul Rubens, based on the application of the paint, the luminosity and the transparent shadows.

After thorough examination by acknowledged experts, as well as after carefully conducted technical analyses, it can be stated beyond doubt that the present painting is an highly significant rediscovery of an original work by Peter Paul Rubens and his workshop.

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