Sale: 479 / Classics of the 20th Century I, Dec. 08. 2018 in Munich Lot 855

 

855
Hermann Max Pechstein
Kiefer in den Dünen, Wohl 1911.
Watercolor over pencil
Estimate:
€ 50,000 / $ 56,500
Sold:
€ 67,500 / $ 76.275

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Kiefer in den Dünen. Wohl 1911.
Watercolor over pencil.
Signed in lower right. On creme paper, laminated on hand-made board. 48.9 x 59 cm (19.2 x 23.2 in), the full sheet.

Bright and expressive landscape of Nidda. The pictorially executed watercolor delivers impressive proof of Pechstein's deeply felt love for the small coastal town of Nidda which Pechstein described as his "Painters Paradise" in retrospect (quote after Soika, Max Pechstein, 2011, p. 31).

PROVENANCE: Collection Carl Steinbart, Berlin (with typographic inscription on a label on verso).
Graphisches Kabinett, Kunsthandel Wolfgang Werner, Berlin (with cut-out label on rear board of frame).
Private collection South-Western Germany.

"What a pure joy this Nidda is, with the Baltic in the West and the lagoon in the East and fir trees and dunes in between.."
Hermann Max Pechstein in a letter to Friedrich Pietzsch, 1911




855
Hermann Max Pechstein
Kiefer in den Dünen, Wohl 1911.
Watercolor over pencil
Estimate:
€ 50,000 / $ 56,500
Sold:
€ 67,500 / $ 76.275

(incl. 25% surcharge)