Sale: 374 / Modern Art, Dec. 04. 2010 in Munich Lot 3

 
Wilhelm Thöny - Avenue des Invalides


 
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Wilhelm Thöny
Avenue des Invalides, 1931.
Watercolour
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 18,000
Sold:
€ 43,920 / $ 52.704

(incl. 22% surcharge)
Lot description
Watercolor
With estate stamp on verso (not in Lugt). On laid paper. 49,5 x 43,5 cm (19,4 x 17,1 in), the full sheet
With sunning as well as faint discolored spot.

Accompanied by a photo expertise by Thea Thöny, Vienna, May 1974.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany.

The delicate watercolors by Wilhelm Thöny are of a light-flooded transparency that is unmatched. The topographic is just hinted at and remains behind the watercolor‘s lucid blaze of color. As the sheet’s perspective is geared at a central axis, the playful world of color forms is tamed. [KD].

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Wilhelm Thöny
Avenue des Invalides, 1931.
Watercolour
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 18,000
Sold:
€ 43,920 / $ 52.704

(incl. 22% surcharge)