Die Pelzmütze. 1912. Lithograph. Krüger L 159 II (of IV). Monogrammed and dated. On thin smooth wove paper. 38.5 x 34.3 cm (15.1 x 13.5 in). Sheet: 41,6 x 39,5 cm (16,3 x 15,5 in).
Rare state, offered for the first time on the international art market in 30 years (source: artprice.com and artnet.com, on 22 March 2017 at 11:22 a.m.).
PROVENANCE: Hauswedell & Nolte, Hamburg, 11/13 June 1987, 268th auction, lot 1175. Private collection Hesse.
EXHIBITION: Cat. Expressionisten of Galerie Ilse Schweinsteiger, Munich 1981, no. 89 (presumably same copy). Frankfurter Kunstkabinett, Frankfurt a. M., September 1987.
The sheet offered her is particularly captivating for the subtle nuances of the transparent shades of grey. This is a copy of the rare print from a state not known to Fechter. The person depicted is likely to be Pechstein's wife Lotte, whom he married in spring 1911. Charlotte Kaprolat (1893-1955) and Max Pechstein met at the Berlin studio of Georg Kolbe in winter 1908. From that point on she was his preferred model for more than a decade. [FS].