Bahndamm im Schnee. 1910. Oil on cardboard. Barely legibly signed and dated in lower right. Verso with title and with the artist's hand-written addrees note. 31 x 44.5 cm (12.2 x 17.5 in).
This work has been unknown to date and is offered for the first time. We are grateful to Dr. Pavel Liska, Prague, for his kind expert advice.
PROVENANCE: Willi Nienburg, Hamburg (verso with note of ownership, presumably directly from teh artist, since in possession of the family). Private collection Hamburg (as presentfrom aforementioned).
EXHIBITION: III. Exhibition of Neue Sezession, Berlin, Paintings, February to April 1911, cat. no. 47 (here with title "Eisenbahnbrücke").
LITERATURE: Cf. for the larger version of same composition: Wulf Herzogenrath und Pavel Li¨ka, Arthur Segal 1875-1944, Köln/Berlin/Regensburg/Ascona/Tel Aviv 1988, ex. cat., illu. p. 82. ".based on such a solid drawing, Arthur Segal ia real Pointillist [.]. Segal knows that one should not imitate and finds a brutal solution, both in terms of colors and drawing, uses only fundamental colors and that without even merging them on the canvas." - Rembrandt (Iser) (friend of the artist Segals), Salonul oficial, in: Flacâra, 1911-1912, pp. 230ff.