Sale: 395 / Modern Art / Side lines of the German Avantgarde, Oct. 19. 2012 in Munich Lot 38

 
Rudolf Jacobi - Nature morte


 
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Rudolf Jacobi
Nature morte, 1927.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 1,500 / $ 1,785
Sold:
€ 3,750 / $ 4.462

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Nature morte. 1927.
Oil on canvas.
Signed and dated upper left. Signed, dated and titled on verso. 45,5 x 36,5 cm (17,9 x 14,3 in).
One of the extremely rare still lifes by the artist. Hard to find on the auction market.

Rudolf Jacobi, who was master student of Friedrich Kallmorgen at the Berlin Academy, showed numerous landscapes and city views up until 1915 in the 'Große Berliner Kunstausstellung', as well as in Secession- and Academy exhibitions. After he had returned from the World War I he married the painter Annot Krigar-Menzel a grand-niece of Adolf von Menzels. The couple spent the years between 1923 and 1926 at the town of Positano on the coast of Amalfi, where Jacobi underwent the transformation from an impressionist period to a more mature expressionist style. Our fine still life, which was made one year after the couple had settled in Paris, is a document of Jacobi's expressive pictorial language, additionally, it shows clear notions of French Cubism. As early as in 1928 the couple returned to Berlin, where he was a memeber of the Berlin Secession, showing works in the Galerie Neumann-Nierendorf. [JS]

38
Rudolf Jacobi
Nature morte, 1927.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 1,500 / $ 1,785
Sold:
€ 3,750 / $ 4.462

(incl. 25% surcharge)