A major landscape by Ferdinand Hodler sells for CHF 7,138,500 at Sotheby’s Zurich

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ZURICH.- Sotheby’s Zurich last evening sold a major landscape by the celebrated Swiss painter Ferdinand Hodler – Genfersee von Chexbres aus (Lake Geneva from Chexbres) – for CHF 7,138,500 (€5,784,660). A new world auction record for a work by Albert Anker was also established when Strickendes Mädchen, Kleinkind in der Wiege hütend achieved CHF 6,130,500 (€4,967,830). Estimated in excess of CHF 11 million, tonight’s auction realised CHF 17,410,500 (€14,108,540), bringing the total of Swiss Art sold by Sotheby’s Zurich in 2011 to CHF 26,864,000 (€21,839,139). Commenting on the sale’s results, Urs Lanter, Head of Sotheby’s Swiss Art Department said: “Since the launch of the Swiss Art sale in 1979, Sotheby’s Zurich has sold some of Ferdinand Hodler’s most important landscapes to have come to auction*. Genfersee von Chexbres aus is a major work by the internationally accl