Sale: 484 / Art of the 19th Century, May 24. 2019 in Munich Lot 38

 
38
Hans Thoma
Schwarzwaldtannen (Beerenpflückerinnen), 1884.
Oil on paper
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 19,800
Sold:
€ 22,500 / $ 24.750

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Schwarzwaldtannen (Beerenpflückerinnen). 1884.
Oil on paper , laid on panel.
Monogrammed and dated in lower right. 112 x 87.5 cm (44 x 34.4 in).

- Typical Black Forest motif by the Karlsruhe artist, with notable provenance.
The painting is registered in the Hans-Thoma-Archive at Kunsthalle Karlsruhe. We are grateful to Dr. Alexander Eiling for the kind support in cataloging this lot.

PROVENANCE: Presumably collection Dr. Max Linde, Lübeck (according to Henry Thode 1909: "Schwarzwaldwiese" no illu.).
Presumably collection Siegfried Buchenau, Lübeck/ Herrenhaus Niendorf.
Collection Anna Buchenau, Lübeck (1939, widow of aforementioned, presumably inherited in 1932)
Galerie Dr. Fritz Nathan and Dr. Peter Nathan, Zürich (the earliest in the late 1950s; verso with label and the number "C-1182").
Private collection Northern Germany (since 1981/82).

EXHIBITION: Gedächtnisausstellung zum 100. Geburtstag von Hans Thoma, Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, July 2 - August 21, 1939, cat. no. 138, p. 43 (with the title "Wald mit Beerenleserinnen" illu. the archive of Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, loan from Anna Buchenau).

Essay
"From time to time it drove him [Thoma] back home, looking for the old, for what was still there." The old pine forests, the green meadows, the clear trout streams, the dark blue sky with the beautiful silver clouds, the fresh air, the healthy spring water - even the old farms under their broad shingle roofs, with the rows of windows laughing below them [..] and with mighty maple- and ash trees behind the house. '"(Henry Thode , Thoma, The Master's Painting, Stuttgart and Leipzig, 1909, p. XLIV). In our large-scale work Thoma’s mastery becoms particularly obvious in the light reflections on trees, soil and leaves. The berry pickers harmoniously blend into the section of the landscape dominated by tall trees. Thoma handles the brush with utmost care and renders the forest in all its splendor. The low berry scrub at the edge of thee forest shimmers in shades of yellow, brown and red, while the trees shine in a summery green. With this painting Thoma succeeds in creating a unique work that challenges the viewer to admire the great skills of this artist over and over.
38
Hans Thoma
Schwarzwaldtannen (Beerenpflückerinnen), 1884.
Oil on paper
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 19,800
Sold:
€ 22,500 / $ 24.750

(incl. 25% surcharge)