Sale: 455 / Art of the 19th Century, Nov. 24. 2017 in Munich Lot 64

 

64
Ludwig von Hofmann
Tanzende mit Schleier, 1905/06.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 7,000 / $ 7,280
Sold:
€ 18,750 / $ 19.500

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Tanzende mit Schleier. 1905 /06.
Oil on canvas , with preliminary drawing in chalks.
Upper right monogrammed. 66 x 123 cm (25.9 x 48.4 in).
Verso with inscription and various typographically numbered labels.
Draft for the mural of the same name for Henry van de Velde's museum hall at the 3rd 'Deutsche Kunstgewerbe Ausstellung' (German Applied Arts Exhibition) in Dresden in 1906. [CB].

We are grateful to Dr. Annette Wagner-Wilke for her kind support in cataloging this lot.

PROVENANCE: In possession of a Thuringian-Rhenish family since the 1920s.

LITERATURE: Cf. Annette Wagner-Wilke, Ludwig von Hofmann und das Wandbild, Diss. Albrecht-Ludwigs-University Freiburg 2011, pp. 79ff. (illu. 2.5 and cat. 4.2).
"Dance is active mysticism; emotional mysticism, unaware of speculative philosophy, combining extremes in a naive but deeply passionate way […]. The intellect switched off, reason limited; only sensation seeks Dionysical freedom."
Karl Scheffler about the dancer Ruth Saint Denis in an article illustrated by Ludwig von Hofmann, in: Kunst und Künstler, vol. V, 1907, p. 154.




64
Ludwig von Hofmann
Tanzende mit Schleier, 1905/06.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 7,000 / $ 7,280
Sold:
€ 18,750 / $ 19.500

(incl. 25% surcharge)