A Masterpiece by Ferdinand Hodler, "Femme Joyeus", Sells for CHF2,882,50 at Sotheby’s in Zurich

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ZURICH.- The “Swiss Art” Auction at Sotheby’s Zurich realised CHF 9,453,500 (€7,730,599) under the hammer of Dr. Claudia Steinfels, Director of Sotheby’s Zurich. The auction was spearheaded by the sale of Ferdinand Hodler’s masterpiece Femme joyeuse (Joyful Woman) which fetched CHF 2,882,500 (€2,357,164). Commenting on the results of the evening’s sale, Urs Lanter, Head of Sotheby’s Swiss Art Department said: “Femme joyeuse is one of Ferdinand Hodler’s most impressive and beautiful figure paintings. The extraordinary quality of this work is matched by an impeccable provenance, making it a masterpiece and a major collection piece. We are therefore delighted with the price achieved by this work tonight.” This evening’s auction was led by Femme joyeuse (Joyful Woman) which sold for CHF