Sale: 490 / Art of the 19th Century, Nov. 22. 2019 in Munich Lot 67

 
67
Wilhelm Kuhnert
Löwen am Urwaldbach, Um 1911/12.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 80,000 / $ 88,000
Sold:
€ 93,750 / $ 103.125

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Löwen am Urwaldbach. Um 1911 /12.
Oil on canvas.
Signed in lower left. Verso of the canvas once more signed, titled and inscribed "Berlin". Verso of the ´stretcher with a handwritten label inscribed with the artist's name and the title, and with more fragmentarily preserved labels. 78.5 x 136 cm (30.9 x 53.5 in).
In the original artist frame.

Accompanied by a written expertise issued by Dr. Angelika Grettmann-Werner, Bremen, on October 7, 2019. The painting is registered in the unpublished catalog raisonné with the number 3298.

PROVENANCE: Galerie Commeter, Hamburg (verso of the frame with a gallery label)
Private collection Northern Germany (in possession of the family for at least 60 years).

"I felt an ice-cold shiver. [..] Soundless like a specter, the head lowered, with hanging flews - I can see it all very clearly now -, he sidled along the reed down to the river. Then he crouched down and quenched his thirst. I could hear the sound of him gobbling and drooling. And his thirst was tremendous! Then he paused, and peeked in my diretcion. Did he notice me? Impossible! - I held my breath and indulged in the sight of this truly majestic animal."
Wilhelm Kuhnert, Im Lande meiner Modelle, Leipzig 1918, p. 163.

67
Wilhelm Kuhnert
Löwen am Urwaldbach, Um 1911/12.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 80,000 / $ 88,000
Sold:
€ 93,750 / $ 103.125

(incl. 25% surcharge)