Sale: 360 / Modern Art, Dec. 12. 2009 in Munich Lot 187

 
Richard Seewald - Zigeunerin (Frau auf Korsika)


187
Richard Seewald
Zigeunerin (Frau auf Korsika), 1913.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 23,200
Sold:
€ 40,260 / $ 46.701

(incl. 22% surcharge)

Oil on canvas
Signed and dated upper right. With date and inscription on stretcher. 60 x 58 cm (23,6 x 22,8 in)

PROVENANCE: Private collection Rhineland.

EXHIBITION: Richard Seewald. Gemälde, Aquarelle, Handzeichnungen, Druckgraphik, Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren, 4 September - 2 October 1977, cat. no. 4, there titled "Zigeunerin (Frau auf Korsika)".

LITERATURE: Anton Sailer, Seewald 1889 - 1976. Eine Werkauswahl mit zeitgenössischen Würdigungen und Zitaten aus Büchern von Richard Seewald, München 1977, fullpage illu. in colors p. 133, there titled "Zigeunerin".

In its declarative forcefulness the representative portrait of a seated woman is of a closeness that is rarely found in paintings by Seewald. Reverberations of Expressionism are worked up to a new synthesis, which Seewald again abandons in his later works in favor of a formally adjusted method of painting. The women’s posture in a three-quarter profile calls reminiscence of many historical models, just as the emphasis on the two most prominent elements of characterization does, the face and the hands. The lounge with its yellow covering, reaching into the picture, can be understood as a reminiscence to Expressionism, which Seewald had never really followed. This painting marks a turn in Seewald’s oeuvre, its more noted part shows him as a master of a two-dimensional formal style, which coins his murals and most of all his extensive oeuvre of graphic works. [KD].




187
Richard Seewald
Zigeunerin (Frau auf Korsika), 1913.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 23,200
Sold:
€ 40,260 / $ 46.701

(incl. 22% surcharge)