Sale: 496 / Evening Sale, Dec. 06. 2019 in Munich Lot 156

Lovis Corinth
Blumen im Bronzekübel, 1923.
Oil on panel
€ 180,000 - 240,000

$ 198,000 - 264,000

Lot description
Blumen im Bronzekübel. 1923.
Oil on panel , cradled.
Berend-Corinth 901 (there erroneously mentioned as "Öl auf Leinwand"). Signed and dated in upper right. 61.5 x 49 cm (24.2 x 19.2 in).
Japanese bronze bucket with pink cloves, wallflower and light lilac twigs. Painted in the studio on Klopstockstraße, Berlin. [JS].
-Wonderful late flower still life, a great document of Corinth's mature and boisterous style.
-From the ownership of Heinrich Thannhauser, an important gallerist of Modernism.
-Consistent provenance since 1925.
- Today many of his lush flower arrangements from the 1920s are in acclaimed public collections like the Austrian Galerie Belvedere in Vienna (Berend-Corinth 854), the Nationalgalerie Berlin (Berend-Corinth 939) or the Neue Pinakothek in Munich (Berend-Corinth 932c).

PROVENANCE: Collection Ludwig Schwarz (until 1925).
Moderne Galerie Thannhauser, Munich/Berlin.
Collection Oskar Federer, Ostrava/Prague (presumably acquired from Thannhasuer in the late 1920s or the early 1930s).
Confiscated by the Nazis in 1939.
Galerie Vytvarného Umenì, Ostrava (November 1943; verso with the label).
Municipal Museum, Ostrava (verso with the label; since 1943).
Restituted to the heirs of Oskar Federer (2007/2009).
Private collection Germany (since 2009).

EXHIBITION: Galerie Wiltschek, Berlin 1925, cat. no. 11, with illu. (under the title 'Blumenstück').
Avantgarde, Reiselust und Sinnesfreude, Corinth, Liebermann, Slevogt, Kunsthaus Apolda, September 11 - December 18, 2011, cat. no.10, with illu. on p. 69.

LITERATURE: Paul Graupe, Sammlung Ludwig Schwarz und Beiträge aus anderem Besitz, October 19, 1925, lot 9 with illu.
Der Kunstwanderer: Zeitschrift für alte und neue Kunst, für Kunstmarkt und Sammelwesen - July/August 1925/\u8203 26, p. 72.
"Corinth, the power person, who at times handled the brush with quite some brutality, who drank the glowing colors like fresh blood [..] painted flower pieces characterized by infinite tenderness."
Karl Schwarz, author of the catalog raisonné graphic works, quote from: Lovis Corinth. Eine Dokumentation, Tübingen 1979, p. 240.

Called up: December 6, 2019 - ca. 18.41 h +/- 20 min.


Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right apportionment for Lovis Corinth "Blumen im Bronzekübel"
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Differential taxation:
Hammer prices up to € 500,000: 32 % buyer's premium
Hammer prices above € 500,000: for the share up to € 500,000: 32%, for the share above € 500,000: 27% buyer's premium
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Regular taxation:
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Resale right apportionment:
Objects made by artists who have not died at least 70 years ago are subject to a resale right apportionment of 1.5% plus statutory sales tax.