Stillleben mit Orchideen (Tanzende Traumwesen), Wohl um 1927/28.
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Stillleben mit Orchideen (Tanzende Traumwesen). Wohl um 1927 /28. Watercolor over pencil. Signed in lower left of image. On light creme wove paper. 42.7 x 28.5 cm (16.8 x 11.2 in) , the full sheet. [JS].
The work is documented at the Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Archive c/o Henze & Ketterer, Wichtrach/Bern.
PROVENANCE: Collection Graf Rüdiger von der Goltz, Düsseldorf (until March 23 1973, with hand-written dedication on backing board). Private collection Rhineland (gifted from aforementioend in 1973; in possession of heirs until 2017).
EXHIBITION: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner aus Privatbesitz. Gemälde, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, Grafik, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Richard Kaselowsky-Haus, September 14 October 26, 1969, cat. no. 123.
"I planted primroses and pansies in the garden, but I had to cover them up as it began to snow again, the potatoes are also in now. I put beautiful gentian in a bowl into the water, now they are all in bloom. Everything's covered in snow." Ernst Ludwig Kirchner in a letter to Erna from Frauenkirch dated 24 May 1928, quote after: Lothar Grisebach, E.L.Kirchner. Davoser Tagebuch, Wichtrach /Bern 1997, p. 264