Aprilsonne (Hans auf der Leiter). 1934. Oil on canvas. Monogrammed and dated lower right in pencil. 81 x 121 cm (31.8 x 47.6 in). The painting is one of 49 works the artists selected to be hidden from the Nazis by the industrialist Walther Groz. The works were returned to the artist in 1947, which is documented in a list of works. This painting is listed with the number 13. [EL].
We are grateful to Felicitas E. M. Köster, Brannenburg, for her kind support in cataloging this lot.
PROVENANCE: Private collection Baden-Württemberg (obtained from the artist, since in family possession).
EXHIBITION: Große Münchener Kunst-Ausstellung, Neue Pinakothek, Munich, 1934, cat. no. 104 (with illu. on p. 49) Maria Caspar-Filser, Museum zu Allerheiligen Schaffhausen, 1958, cat. no. 9 (with illu. on title).
LITERATURE: Ex. cat. Maria Caspar-Filser, Karl Caspar. Verfolgte Bilder, A. Smitmans, F. Köster, Städtische Galerie, Albstadt/ Katholische Akademie, Munich, 1993, cat. no. 45 (with illu.).