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Sale: 474 / Art of the 19th Century, Nov. 23. 2018 in Munich Lot 115

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Liegende Enten - Licht und Schatten. Ca. 1915 -1932.
Oil on canvas.
Cf. Stein 900-901. Lower right signed. 54.5 x 72.5 cm (21.4 x 28.5 in).
Verso with various hand-written incriptions and stamps. With inscription on canvas in upper edge of stretcher. [CB].

PROVENANCE: Else Eckhard (artist's niece, verso with stamp of ownership).
Carl Gullielminetti, Munich.
Private collection (obtained as present from aforementioned) .

What mattered to Koester was to "paint the sunlight [..]. Animal and environment […] appear as a unity, as a pictorial impression immersed in light and color. [Koester‘s charming animal scenes] show that the animals‘ individual physical aspect does not miss out in such a bath of reflections […]. It is all rendered with a broad and juicy brushstroke that shows the pure joy in sun and color. What a pleasure it is to see the flock of squatting ducks with their snow-white plumage and their lemon- and reddish yellow beaks in the play of light and shade. Every brushstroke proves the artist ‘s spirit and sense for color." (Dr. Paul Kühn, review of the exhibition at Kunstverein Leipzig , 1904, quote after Stein 1988, pp. 51f.).
Alexander Koester
Liegende Enten - Licht und Schatten, Ca. 1915-1932.
Oil on canvas
€ 20,000 / $ 22,600
€ 22,500 / $ 25.424

(incl. 25% surcharge)

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