Sale: 517 / Modern Art II, June 18. 2021 in Munich Lot 117

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Badende am Ufer, Um 1911.
Pencil drawing and watercolor, white-heightened...
€ 40,000 - 60,000

$ 48,000 - 72,000

Lot description
Badende am Ufer. Um 1911.
Pencil drawing and watercolor, white-heightened in chalk.
Verso with the estate stamp of the Kunstmuseum Basel (1570b) and the hand-written registration number: "A Dr/Bf 26". On firm brownish wove paper. 32.5 x 26.3 cm (12.7 x 10.3 in), the full sheet.

Intense drawing from the artist's most important period of creation.
• The motif of the bathers and the plein-air nudes is one of the main motifs of the "Brücke" artists.
• The spontaneous drawing is particularly captivating for the reduced line

The work is registered at the Ernst Ludwig Kirchner archive, Wichtrach/Bern.

PROVENANCE: From the artist's estate.
(Davos 1938, Kunstmuseum Basel 1946).
Galerie Theo Hill, Cologne (1964).
Collection Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Cologne (acquired from above in 1964, until 2016)
Private collection Southern Germany (since 2016).

LITERATURE: Sotheby’s, London, Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale, June 22, 2016, lot 215.

Called up: June 18, 2021 - ca. 13.22 h +/- 20 min.

Kirchner's drawings from the years before WW I, characterized by a poised line, comprise everything that made German Expressionism so unique. Ernst Ludwig Kirchner's drawings from this time count among the most important documents of this era of change. Everything that had been of importance was suddenly contested, the focus was put on the purely graphic aspect. Within the overall creation of German Expressionism, Kirchner's drawings represent an independent work complex that unmistakably stand its grounds. Despite all strictness of the line, this drawing also shows a certain grace, alone for the gesture of the depicted woman. A sparse coloring increases the charm of the composition, which was presumably made in connection with the nudes at the Moritzburg Lakes.

Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right apportionment for Ernst Ludwig Kirchner "Badende am Ufer"
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Differential taxation:
Hammer prices up to € 500,000: 32 % buyer's premium
Hammer prices above € 500,000: for the share up to € 500,000: 32%, for the share above € 500,000: 27% buyer's premium
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Regular taxation:
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Resale right apportionment:
Objects made by artists who have not died at least 70 years ago are subject to a resale right apportionment of 2.4% including statutory sales tax.