Sale: 489 / Evening Sale, June 07. 2019 in Munich Lot 124

 
124
Heinrich Maria Davringhausen
Porträt Dame mit Hut (Porträt der Mutter mit Hut), 1913/1914.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 60,000 / $ 71,400
Sold:
€ 75,000 / $ 89.250

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Porträt Dame mit Hut (Porträt der Mutter mit Hut). 1913 /1914.
Oil on canvas.
Eimert 66. Heusinger von Waldegg 24. Lower right signed "H. Davring". 78.5 x 58.3 cm (30.9 x 22.9 in).
The illustration does not fill out the entire canvas, a small unpainted margin remains (entirley covered by the frame). [CH].
- Part of a private collection for more than 40 years.
- Notable exhibition history from 1919 on
.

PROVENANCE: From the artist's estate.
Galerie Wilbrand, Cologne (verso of the stretcher with a gallery label).
Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia (acquired from aforementioned in 1978).

EXHIBITION: Heinrich Maria Davringhausen, Neue Kunst Hans Goltz, Munich, April 1919, cat. no. 1.
Heinrich Maria Davringhausen 1894-1970. Gemälde 1912-1960, Städtisches Suermondt-Museum, Aachen, June to July 1972, cat. no. 5.
Heinrich Maria Davringhausen. Bilder 1912-1930, Galerie Brockstedt, Hamburg, May to June 1973, cat. no. 3 (illu. no. 2), verso of the stretcher with the typographically inscribed exhibition labe.
Heinrich Maria Davringhausen. Seine Epoche der neuen Sachlichkeit, Städtisches Museum Simeonstift, Trier, and Pfalzgalerie des Bezirksverbandes Pfalz, Kaiserslautern, January to April 1974, cat. no. 3.
Heinrich M. Davringhausen, Vom Expressionismus zur Neuen Sachlichkeit, August Macke Haus, Bonn, February 6 - June 6, 2013, pp. 20 and 88 (with illu.).

LITERATURE: J. Heusinger v. Waldegg, H. M. Davringhausen 1894-1970. Monograph with work catalog 1912-1932, Cologne 1977, cat. no. 24 (there titled "Porträt der Mutter mit Hut, with black-and-white illu.).
Galerie Wilbrand (editor), sales catalog, Cologne 1977/78, p. 4 (with illu. in cat. and on the cover).

Essay
The "Porträt Dame mit Hut" (Lady with Hat) is mentioned as "Porträt der Mutter mit Hut" (Mother with Hat) in the first catalog raisonne by J. Heusinger v. Waldegg. It was made while Davringhausen was still a student at the Düsseldorf Art Academy, where he enrolled in late 1913. Since he became dissatisfied with the education offered there soon he left the academy together with August Macke, Heinrich Nauen and several other artists as early as in summer 1914. Along with H. M. Davringhausen, these artis’s count among the most important representatives of Rhenish Expressionism. Next to Berlin and Munich the Rhineland was one of creative centers in those days, a hub for new art tendencies and the avant-garde. The year this work was made was of crucial importance for the development of the young artist: In May that year he showed his works at Alfred Flechtheim’s Düsseldorf gallery – his first exhibition ever. Flechtheim was one of the first art market promoters of Rhenisch Expressionism, which absorbed influences from Cubism, Futurism and the Expressionism of the ”Blauer Reiter", as the gaudy portrait offered here delivers impressive proof of. The elegant hat’s dynamic form is frequently reflected in the puzzle-like representation. The contours blur, body and background are decomposed to individual forms that seem to superimpose one another in futurist manner. An extremely dynamic and rhythmic composition in Davringhausen’s characteristic attractive aesthetics is the result.
124
Heinrich Maria Davringhausen
Porträt Dame mit Hut (Porträt der Mutter mit Hut), 1913/1914.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 60,000 / $ 71,400
Sold:
€ 75,000 / $ 89.250

(incl. 25% surcharge)