Sale: 490 / Art of the 19th Century, Nov. 22. 2019 in Munich Lot 53

 
53
Ludwig von Hofmann
Tänzerin mit Schleier, Um 1890.
Pastel
Estimate:
€ 2,500 / $ 2,750
Sold:
€ 2,875 / $ 3.162

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Tänzerin mit Schleier. Um 1890.
Pastel.
Monogrammed in lower right. On creme laid paper (with watermark VD&C). 47.1 x 36 cm (18.5 x 14.1 in), size of sheet.

PROVENANCE: Collection Dr. Gotthold Findeisen (obtained directly from artist).
Private collection Northern Germany (inherioted from aforementioned).

"Dancing is active mysticism; emotional mysticism that knows nothing about speculative philosophy, but with a naive and passionate implicitness that combines highs and lows […]. The mind resigns, reason is restricted; sensation yearns for Dionysiac boundlessness."
Karl Scheffler in an article about the dancer Ruth Saint Denis with illustrations by Ludwig von Hofmann, in: Kunst und Künstler, year V, 1907, p. 154.

53
Ludwig von Hofmann
Tänzerin mit Schleier, Um 1890.
Pastel
Estimate:
€ 2,500 / $ 2,750
Sold:
€ 2,875 / $ 3.162

(incl. 25% surcharge)