Sale: 494 / Modern Art, Dec. 07. 2019 in Munich Lot 401

 
401
Otto Modersohn
Sommerliche Wiesen bei Fischerhude (recto: Herbsttag an der Wümme), Um 1920.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 19,800
Sold:
€ 37,500 / $ 41.250

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Sommerliche Wiesen bei Fischerhude (recto: Herbsttag an der Wümme). Um 1920 (verso: um 1930).
Oil on canvas.
Each signed in lower right. 47 x 64 cm (18.5 x 25.1 in) , visible area.
'Sommerliche Wiesen bei Fischhude' shows a view of the outskirts of Fischerhude. The painting 'Herbsttag an der Wümme' shows a farmstead.
• Rare double-side painting with two marvelous Modersohn landscapes.
With a photo expertise issued by Christian Modersohn, Otto Modersohn Museum, Fischerhude, from November 6, 1997 (in copy).
We are grateful to Mr. Rainer Noeres, Otto Modersohn Museum, Fischerhude, for his kind support in cataloging this lot.

PROVENANCE: Otto Modersohn Estate / Christian Modersohn, Fischerhude (until 1956).
Private collection Hanover (1956).
Private collection Southern Germany.
Private collection Karlsruhe (bis 1995).
Galerie Brockstedt, Hamburg (1995/96).
Private collection Hesse.

EXHIBITION: Otto Modersohn und sein Worpsweder Kreis, Galerie Cohrs-Zirus, Wopswede, July 20 - September 15, 1996.

LITERATURE: Reinhard Müller-Mehlis, Herrenhausen '96. 28. Kunst- und Antiquitäten-Messe, Weltkunst, issue 7, April 1, 1996, illu. on page 781 (reverse side).
"When I place the clouds in the sky and then work them over with glazing hues, I think I emulate nature, however, I just follow my intuition, my imagination ('it paints'), and this dreaming, whether in nature or in the studio, that's so very artistic, I am quite talented I think, perhaps more than others, it makes me happy, I can explore inner forces, and that's what really counts."
Otto Modersohn in his diary, May 18, 1934, quote after: ex. cat. Otto Modersohn. Allgäu 1926-1939, Kempten, May 5 - July 1, 1990, p. 19.

401
Otto Modersohn
Sommerliche Wiesen bei Fischerhude (recto: Herbsttag an der Wümme), Um 1920.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 19,800
Sold:
€ 37,500 / $ 41.250

(incl. 25% surcharge)