Stillleben mit Muschel und Abakus. 1955. Oil on canvas , laid on fiberboard panel. Not in Schwengers any longer. Signed and dated in center at bottom. Ca. 33 x 44 cm (12.9 x 17.3 in). A major work by Werner Heldt with the same notable provenance is offered in our Evening Sale 489. [CH].
PROVENANCE: Galerie Reitzenstein-Seel (Eberhard Seel), Berlin. Collection Hubertus Wald, Hamburg (acquired from aforementioned in 1956). Private collection Baden-Württemberg (acquired from aforementioned in 2012).
EXHIBITION: Deutscher Künstlerbund. Sixth exhibition, Am Ehrenhof, Düsseldorf May 2 - June 8, 1956, cat. no. 146 (with illu. in black and white).
LITERATURE: Die Sammlung Hubertus und Renate Wald, Hamburg 1998, p. 114 (with color illu. on p. 115). Christie’s London, Auction 8051, Impressionist/Modern Day Sale, February 8, 2012, lot 409.