Hof Seebüll unter Abendhimmel. Um 1940. Watercolor. Signed in lower right. On Japon. 34.5 x 47.5 cm (13.5 x 18.7 in), the full sheet.
• View of the Seebüll farmstead, as seen from Nolde's home and studio. • Color-intensive evening mood with an extraordinary display of clouds. • Characteristic motif in the typical atmospheric density.
Accompanied by a photo expertise issued by Prof. Dr. Manfred Reuther on August 29, 2013. The watercolor is registered at the Foundation Seebüll Ada and Emil Nolde.
PROVENANCE: Galerie Utermann, Dortmund. Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia (acquired from aforementioned in the 1960s). Private collection Southern Germany.
"Our land is humble, far from being inebriant and without abundance, that we know, but the intimate observer gets so much in return for his love, so much calm and intimate beauty, harsh sublimity and wild and stormy life.“ Emil Nolde: Reisen, Ächtung, Befreiung. 1919-1946, published by Nolde-Foundation Seebüll, Cologne 2002, vol IV, p. 9.