Marianne mit Hut. 1932/33. Watercolor over pencil drawing. On firm hand-made Arches board (with watermark). 53.6 x 45.2 cm (21.1 x 17.7 in), the full sheet. Verso: Landschaft mit rotem Haus. Around 1950/55. Watercolor and India ink drawing with opaque white, monogrammed lower right. Portray of a strong woman in Hubbuch's characteristic manner.
PROVENANCE: Private collection Hasenaug. Private collection Berlin (acquired from aforementioned in 2008).
EXHIBITION: Karl Hubbuch, Arbeiten auf Papier aus Privatbesitz. Lobby of EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, Karlsruhe, 17 October - 16 December 2001, illu. in cat. on p. 93.
The demonstrative physicalness of self-confident women is one of the preferred themes in Karl Hubbuch's artistic creation of the 1920s and early 30s. His female models almost sport a male attitude. Their posture alone is a special challenge. With these works Karl Hubbuch created striking documents of his days, days that were charcterized by insecurity and a society that was falling apart. Strong women had to take their lives into their own hands after World War I. With a critical eye and a unique graphic talent Karl Hubbuch captured a female type that would coin his entire work. [KD]