Schleppkahn am Elbufer im Hintergrund die Carolabrücke, Um 1909.
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Schleppkahn am Elbufer im Hintergrund die Carolabrücke. Um 1909. Color Oil crayon. Signed and dated lower right. On firm wove paper. 26.5 x 36 cm (10.4 x 14.1 in), the full sheet.
Lavish, fully executed early drawing. The work is registered at the Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Archive Wichtrach/Bern.
PROVENANCE: Private collection Switzerland.
The lavish and dense line is characteristic of the early drawings in which, apart from the composition's closeness, the academic training can be observed. Even though he follows an open concept of form and color, this drawing shows elements of a traditional composition. The almost pictorial approach, underlined by the color accents, is an expression of a holistic image conception that Kirchner gave up later in order to turn to a style that is characterized by the line's graphic element only. [KD]