Sale: 459 / Modern Art I, Dec. 09. 2017 in Munich Lot 659

 

659
Arnold Topp
Schlafende Gestalten in nächtlicher Gebirgslandschaft, 1917.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 23,200
Sold:
€ 20,000 / $ 23.200

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Schlafende Gestalten in nächtlicher Gebirgslandschaft. 1917.
Watercolor , white-heightened.
Enders 17.A.7. Lower right signed and dated "17.III.". On wove paper. 41.5 x 52.5 cm (16.3 x 20.6 in) , the full sheet.
R. Enders noted that this watercolor, added to the catalog raisonné with the number 17.A.7. at a later point, may be identical with the work "Die Schläfer-1st version" with the catalog raisonné no. 18.Oe.1.I. If this is the case, the work must have been shown at the following exhibitions:
63rd Exhibition, Galerie Der Sturm, Berlin, May 1918, cat. no. 66.
Der Sturm Ausstellung, Galerie Ernst Arnold Breslau, 10 October - mid November 1918.
II. Expressionist Exhibition, Der Sturm, Galerie Ernst Arnold, Dresden, April 1919.
77th Exhibition, Galerie Der Sturm, August 1919.

PROVENANCE: Arthur Alexander and Lucy Strauss, Barmen/The Hague (Dr. med. Arthur Strauss was a cousin of Else Lasker-Schüler).
Private collection Arnold and Marjory Strauss, Virginia/USA (obtained from aforementioned in 1938).
Private collection Massachusetts/USA (inherited from aforementioned).

LITERATURE: On the collectior family: Miles Chappell/Marjory Spindle Strauss, Arthur Strauss and the German Expressionists. An Exhibition of Paintings and Prints. Sponsored by The Department of Finearts, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. February 1st - March 13th 1978.
"What am I suppossed to tell you, my dear Mr Walden..May my picture reveal to you what remains concealed to me about myself.“
Arnold Topp in a letter to Herwarth Walden 29 November 2015, in: R.Enders, Reiner Enders: Arnold Topp, Weimar 2007, p. 139.




659
Arnold Topp
Schlafende Gestalten in nächtlicher Gebirgslandschaft, 1917.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 23,200
Sold:
€ 20,000 / $ 23.200

(incl. 25% surcharge)