Sale: 374 / Modern Art, Dec. 04. 2010 in Munich Lot 30

 
Otto Modersohn - Dorfstraße im Winter mit Bauernhaus


 
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Otto Modersohn
Dorfstraße im Winter mit Bauernhaus, 1935.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 12,000 / $ 14,280
Sold:
€ 36,600 / $ 43.554

(incl. 22% surcharge)
Lot description
Oil on canvas
Signed and dated lower left. 56,5 x 74,5 cm (22,2 x 29,3 in)
On verso of folded canvas: Häuser am Dorfteich. Öl.
The work is registered in the studio book of Otto Modersohn, year 1935, under the no. 20 with the title "Winterabend".
Attached publication: Briefe und Tagebuchblätter von Paula Modersohn-Becker, released and with autobiographic introduction by S.D. Gallwitz, 14th edition, Berlin 1920, with two hand-written letters by Otto Modersohn, dated 4 July 1942 and 12 December 1942, to the previous owner regarding swapping pictures and sales on pastedown.

We are grateful to Mr. Rainer Noeres, Otto Modersohn Museum, Fischerhude, for the expert advice.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Rhineland.

Fischerhude is a location of central importance in the work of Otto Modersohn. Like no other, he brought this scarce landscape to life in his drawings and paintings. It is particularly the diffuse lighting conditions that give this moor landscape its special imprint. Otto Modersohn‘s paintings are obliged to a Romantic Realism, a style to which he remained true up until an old age. The motifs in their rural simplicity are entirely left to the light atmosphere. It is a quiet calmness that Modersohn‘s paintings emanate, a non-existence of the presence that the viewer is unaffectedly confronted with. [KD].

30
Otto Modersohn
Dorfstraße im Winter mit Bauernhaus, 1935.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 12,000 / $ 14,280
Sold:
€ 36,600 / $ 43.554

(incl. 22% surcharge)