Frauenporträt - Johanna Schiefler. 1920. Watercolor. Signed in lower left. On Japon. 48.8 x 35.5 cm (19.2 x 13.9 in) , the full sheet.
• Importnat potrait of the daughter of Gustav Schiefler, author of the catalog raisonné of graphic works. • Large-size work. • Particularly characterizing portrait with subtle contours. Accompanied by a photo expertise issued by Prof. Dr. Manfred Reuther on April 1, 2013. The watercolor is registered at the Ada and Emil Nolde Foundation, Seebüll.
PROVENANCE: Private collection Switzerland. Krümmer fine art, Hamburg. Private collection Southen Germany (acquired from aforementioned).
"Now a real furioso began: a quick look, a swift and fitful movement of the brush, and the contours of the face were done. The shading was done likewise quick and apparently without much consideration, short strokes with a very moist brush on the absorbent Japon so that corrections were not possible at all. […] seeing the essence, well, the deepest secret, recognized, formed.“ Otto von Beys, in: Anita Beloubek-Hammer, Emil Nolde. Mensch Natur Mythos. Aquarelle und Graphik aus dem Berliner Kupferstichkabinett, ex. cat. SMPK Berlin 2009, Würzburg 2010, p. 44.