Sale: 424 / Modern Art, June 11./13. 2015 in Munich Lot 225

 

225
Erich Heckel
Blick ins Tal I, 1922.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 14,000 / $ 16,240
Sold:
€ 17,500 / $ 20.300

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Blick ins Tal I. 1922.
Watercolor and gouache over pencil drawing.
Signed and dated lower right, titled lower left. On creme wove paper with machine-made laid paper structure. 50 x 65.5 cm (19.6 x 25.7 in). The full sheet.
"Blick ins Tal I" shows a landscape in the Salzkammergut and served as preliminary study for the painting 'Alpenlandschaft' (Blick nach Salzburg, Vogt 1922/15.)
Image with overpainted color specification. [KD].
One of the Erich Heckel's typical landscape watercolors from the 1920s.
We are grateful to Renate Ebner and Hans Geissler, estate Erich Heckel, Hemmenhofen on Lake Constance, for the kind support in cataloging this lot.

PROVENANCE: Private ownership U.S.A.

Watercolors that Erich Heckel made in the 1920s show the spontaneous panache that made his works from before World War I so special. The graphic duct is firm and decisive, the compact forms deliver proof of a sense of standardization that made for the tenor of his works from the expressionist era. However, the coloring already hints at the transition his artistic creation would undergo. Erich Heckel's feel for an effective composition is clearly traceable in the arrangement of this composition.



225
Erich Heckel
Blick ins Tal I, 1922.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 14,000 / $ 16,240
Sold:
€ 17,500 / $ 20.300

(incl. 25% surcharge)