Sale: 368 / Modern Art, June 12. 2010 in Munich Lot 11

 
August Macke - Bühnenbildentwurf zur "Orestie" (Vor dem Atridenpalast, Grab des Agamemnon)


 
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August Macke
Bühnenbildentwurf zur "Orestie" (Vor dem Atridenpalast, Grab des Agamemnon), 1906.
Watercolour
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 20,880
Sold:
€ 20,740 / $ 24.058

(incl. 22% surcharge)
Lot description

Watercolor and pencil
Heiderich 24. On laid paper. 12,8 x 17,7 cm (5 x 6,9 in), the full sheet
One of the designs for 'Orestie' by Aischylos, which August Macke had created for a planned performance at the Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf, which never actually took place. Verso: Man standing on podium in front of mountain landscape. Pencil sketch. [KD].

PROVENANCE: Cito, Niederkerschen/Luxemburg.
Private collection Rhineland.

EXHIBITION: Der unbekannte Macke - Plastik, Kunsthandwerk, Entwürfe, Städtische Kunstsammlungen Bonn, 9 May - 10 June 1962, cat. no. 39.
August Macke 1887 - 1914, El museo del arte Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, 18 March - 31 May 1998.

LITERATURE: Der westdeutsche Impuls, ex. cat. Düsseldorf 1984, illu. p. 232.
August Macke. Gemälde, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Münster, 7 December 1986 - 8 February 1987/Städtisches Kunstmuseum Bonn, 10 March - 10 May 1987/Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus München, 27 May - 26 July 1987, page 17 (with illu. no. 15).

11
August Macke
Bühnenbildentwurf zur "Orestie" (Vor dem Atridenpalast, Grab des Agamemnon), 1906.
Watercolour
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 20,880
Sold:
€ 20,740 / $ 24.058

(incl. 22% surcharge)