Sale: 342 / Modern Art / Sideways, Dec. 03. 2008 in Munich Lot 68

 
Josefine Mühlen-Schmid - Mädchenbildnis


 
68
Josefine Mühlen-Schmid
Mädchenbildnis, 1918.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 1,200 / $ 1,392
Sold:
€ 1,220 / $ 1.415

(incl. 22% surcharge)
Lot description

Mädchenbildnis. Um 1918.
Oil on canvas.
39 : 35,3 cm (15,3 : 13,8 in). Josefine Schmid bore a hyphenated surname after she married the painter Hermann Mühlen in 1920. From her student days, Josefine Schmid was active in the Munich art scene, attending the Munich Applied Arts School from 1908 to 1910, followed by studies at the state-sponsored Ladies’ Academy of the Women Artists’ Association. Mühlen-Schmid devoted intensive study to developments in the art of her day: nudes and portraits, “which also date from around 1918, allude to well-assimilated, forward-looking models, which ultimately led in the Munich painting of those days, especially in the circles close to the New Secession, which was founded in 1914, to an influential symbiosis with classic basic stances.” (Reinhard Müller-Mehlis, in: Josefine Mühlen-Schmid 1888-1960, Exhib. cat. Galerie Joseph Hierling, Munich 1988, n. p.). [NB]

PROVENIENZ: From the artist's estate.

Minimally discoloured. Stretcher minimally pushing through. With isolated small scratches, one more obvious on the right cheek. Face and background partly reworked (by the artist?).

68
Josefine Mühlen-Schmid
Mädchenbildnis, 1918.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 1,200 / $ 1,392
Sold:
€ 1,220 / $ 1.415

(incl. 22% surcharge)