Sale: 424 / Modern Art, June 11./13. 2015 in Munich Lot 224

 

224
Erich Heckel
Maar in der Eifel, 1925.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 17,400
Sold:
€ 31,250 / $ 36.250

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Maar in der Eifel. 1925.
Watercolor over chalk drawing.
Signed, dated and titled lower right. On firm laid paper. 50 x 69.5 cm (19.6 x 27.3 in), the full sheet.

The work is registered in the Erich Heckel estate, Hemmenhofen on Lake Constance. We are grateful to Renate Ebner and Hans Geissler for their kind support in cataloging this lot.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Berlin.

The spontaneous panache, which made his works from before World War I so exciting, can be found in many watercolors from the 1920s as well. Compact forms show a sense of standardization that made for the tenor of his works from the expressionist era. Erich Heckel's special feel for a striking composition is traceable in the arrangement of this landscape. The chalk drawing for this watercolor seems to have been made plein-air, the watercolors were added at a later point, as this explains the notes for the colors that Heckel wrote into the composition. They smoothly blend in with the composition and can be seen only upon a closer look.



224
Erich Heckel
Maar in der Eifel, 1925.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 17,400
Sold:
€ 31,250 / $ 36.250

(incl. 25% surcharge)