Charles Pierre Van Der Stappen (Belgian 1843-1910), a patinated bronze relief panel entitled ‘Auld Lang Syne’
Late 19th Century, signed Ch. Van Der Stappen, J. Petermann Fondeur, Bruxelles
Depicting a woman in profile holding her finger to her lips, with foliage in the background, supported in a large oak frame
visible panel 78 cm x 58 cm: frame 100 cm x 80.5 cm
Property from a Private London Collection.
There is a similar bronze 'Auld Lang Syne' panel by Van Der Stappen hanging above the fireplace in the 'Gallery East End' in the Glasgow Art Club at 185 Bath Street, Glasgow. In 1890 this arts club was extended under the aegis of John Keppie, from the architectural firm Honeyman & Keppie, the employers of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Mackintosh is thought to have been involved with some elements of the decoration in this room.
Purchased: Lyon & Turnbull Decorative Arts sale, 7th November, 2001, lot 337
Some dust in crevices. A few small scrapes to the patina around edges where it sits in the frame.
Oak frame substantial - a few marks/wear.