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Sale: 457 / Modern Art II, Dec. 07. 2017 in Munich Lot 19

 
Lot description
Männerkopf (Selbstbildnis). 1907.
Lithograph , with watercolors.
Cf. Schiefler/Mosel/Urban L 16 II (of II). Signed and dated as well as titled "Männerkopf" and inscribed "E.N. (übermalt)". One of just very few hand-colored copies of the lithograph of which a total of 100 copies were released. On brownish board. 44.2 x 31.6 cm (17.4 x 12.4 in). Sheet: 61,5 x 43 cm ( 24,2 x 16,9 in).
Printed by 'Lithographenanstalt Westphalen' in 1907.
Only one other hand-colored copy of this sheet has been offered on the international auction market (source: www.artprice.de).

PROVENANCE: Collection Emil Frey, Mannheim (in family ownership ever since).

EXHIBITION: Kunst des 20.Jahrhunderts aus der Sammlung F., Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern, February 15th - March 14th 1976, cat. no. 253.
Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, Druckgraphik des 20. Jahrhunderts aus der Sammlung eines Kielers. Kunsthalle Kiel, February 3rd - March 3rd 1974, p. 62.
Idee und Wirklichkeit - Handzeichnungen und Aquarelle des 20. Jahrhunderts aus Privatbesitz. Städt. Kunstsammlungen Ludwigshafen a.Rhein, October 11th - November 1st 1970, cat. no. 159.

Essay
In 1907 Emil Nolde began to explore the lithography technique. The first known lithograph shows a landscape, in the following portraits became the dominating subject, in the following it was extended to full figure scenes with several persons. Additionally, the colored lithoraph is regarded an important intermediate step on the way to the color lithograph, of which Nolde made first proofs in summer 1913. [SM]
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Emil Nolde
Männerkopf (Selbstbildnis), 1907.
Lithograph
Estimate:
€ 10,000 / $ 11,900
Sold:
€ 23,750 / $ 23,750

(incl. 25% surcharge)
 


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