Sale: 419 / Modern Art, Dec. 05. 2014 in Munich Lot 24

 

24
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Drei Frauen am Waldesrand, 1906.
Woodcut
Estimate:
€ 3,000 / $ 3,390
Sold:
€ 6,625 / $ 7.486

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Drei Frauen am Waldesrand. 1906.
Woodcut.
Dube W 105. Signed, titled and inscribed "Handdruck". With the estate stamp of the Kunstmuseum Basel (Lugt 1570 b) and the registration number "H Dre/Bh 1" verso. One of only 5 or 7 proofs. On slightly brownish paper. 14,5 x 15,5 cm (5,7 x 6,1 in). Sheet: 16 x 17 cm (6,6 x 6,8 in).

Fine, deep black hand-made proof.

PROVENANCE: From artist's estate.

In 1904 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner started doing woodcuts. He used wood that was cut longitudinally to take advantage of the long grain, drawing on a wide variety of woods and later in Switzerland larch as well. Most motifs which the artist himself printed by hand were issued in tiny editions of from 5 to 7 prints. They only differ from one another in the irregularities of the imprint caused by the folding-knife. These difference in the prints were, however, not necessarily coincidental but were in part intended by Kirchner as variations. [DP]




24
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Drei Frauen am Waldesrand, 1906.
Woodcut
Estimate:
€ 3,000 / $ 3,390
Sold:
€ 6,625 / $ 7.486

(incl. 25% surcharge)