Sale: 517 / Modern Art II, June 18. 2021 in Munich Lot 102

 

102
Lovis Corinth
Klostergarten, 1917.
Oil over pencil on paper with canvas structure,...
Estimate:
€ 60,000 / $ 69,600
Sold:
€ 61,250 / $ 71.050

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Klostergarten. 1917.
Oil over pencil on paper with canvas structure, laid on canvas.
Berend-Corinth 709. Verso with a confirmation from Charlotte Berend-Corinth, who gave the painting away directly from the artist's studio. 47 x 65 cm (18.5 x 25.5 in).

• In the expressive gesture of his late style.
• From the important Corinth collection of the Jewish lawyer Dr. Ismar Littmann, a fair and amicable solution was found with the heirs.
• Alongside Liebermann and Slevogt, Corinth belongs to the triumvirate of the most important German late impressionists
.

We are grateful to Dor Levi, Ramat Gan, John F. Littman, Houston, Cornelia Muggenthaler, Munich and Anna Rubin, New York, for the kind support in cataloging this lot and the exceptional cooperation. We are also grateful to Katja Terlau, Cologne, for the kind expert advice.

PROVENANCE: Collection Dr. Ismar Littmann, Breslau (from 1927 the earliest until at least the summer of 1933).
Georg Heimann, Breslau (director of the private bank Dobersch & Bielschowsky, until Nov. 1935.
Security deposit: consignment at Lepke for Littmann, November 1/2, 1935.
Wilhelm van Suntum, Bünde in Westphalia (from 1935)
Lepke, November 1/2, 1935 until at least 1950).
Frankfurter Kunstkabinett (1982).
Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia (until 2020).
Amicable agreement with the heirs after Ismar Littmann (2020).
The work is free from restitution claims. The offer is made in amicable agreement with the heirs after Ismar Littmann on basis of a fair and just solution.

EXHIBITION: Lovis Corinth - Commemorative Exhibition, Sächsischer Kunstverein, Dresden, 1927, no. 87 (owner: Ismar Littmann).
Catalogue of the most modern examples of paintings of the Ecole de Paris by French and German masters (.), Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, ohne Datum (wohl 1933), no. 8.
Exhibition of modern french paintings (Ecole de Paris), Beaux Arts Gallery, London, June to June 24, no year (1933), no. 8
Lovis Corinth, Kunsthaus Bielefeld, January 7 - February 5 1951, no. 15.
Von Sisley bis Rohlfs - Meisterwerke des Impressionismus und Neoimpressionismus, Kunsthaus Apolda Avantgarde, June 16 - September 15, 2002, no. 9.

LITERATURE: Rudolph Lepke, Berlin, November 1/2, 1935, Antiquitäten, Gemälde, Modernes Mobiliar, lot 474.




102
Lovis Corinth
Klostergarten, 1917.
Oil over pencil on paper with canvas structure,...
Estimate:
€ 60,000 / $ 69,600
Sold:
€ 61,250 / $ 71.050

(incl. 25% surcharge)