Männliches Porträt. 1912 /13. Oil on canvas. Eimert 45. Heusinger von Waldegg 18. Bottom center signed "H. Davring". Verso of the canvas inscribed "808". 97 x 91 cm (38.1 x 35.8 in) . [CH].
- One of the artist's first portraits. - Particularly expressive, both in terms of colors and imagery.
PROVENANCE: From the artist's estate. Private collection Berlin. Private collection Hesse.
EXHIBITION: Heinrich Maria Davringhausen 1894-1970. Retrospective, Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren 1995, cat. no. 14. Heinrich M. Davringhausen, Vom Expressionismus zur Neuen Sachlichkeit, August Macke Haus, Bonn, February 6 - June 2, 2013, p. 82 (with illu.).
LITERATURE: J. Heusinger v. Waldegg, H. M. Davringhausen 1894-1970. Monograph with work catalog 1912-1932, Cologne 1977, cat. no. 18 (with illu. in black-and-white). Christie’s London, Auction 7563, February 5, 2008, lot 247. "First portraits came into existence, a field in which Davringhausen would make seminal accomplishments for German art as of 1915." Dorothea Eimert, author of the catalog raisonné about the artist's early portraits, quote after: Das Frühwerk, in: Heinrich Maria Davringhausen 1894-1970. Monograph and catalog raisonné, p. 34.