Sale: 494 / Modern Art, Dec. 07. 2019 in Munich Lot 455

 
455
Emil Nolde
Südseelandschaft, 1914.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 60,000 / $ 68,400
Sold:
€ 59,375 / $ 67.687

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Südseelandschaft. 1914.
Watercolor.
Signed in lower right. Verso inscribed "d / G / 19" by a hand other than that of the artist. On delicate Japon. 35 x 48.5 cm (13.7 x 19 in), the full sheet.

• Remarkable watercolor from Nolde's seminal voyage to the South Seas
• Document of his tremendous spontaneity. Some of his finest works were made pressed for time
.

With an expertise issued by Dr. Manfred Reuther, former director of teh Foundation Seebüll Ada and Emil Nolde, from September 18, 2002.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Germany.
Private collection Southern Germany (acquired from aforementioned in 2002).

LITERATURE: Villa Grisebach, Berlin, 104th auction, Seelct Works, November 29, 2002, lot 29.
"The natives are a wonderful people insofar as they have not been debauched by the culture of the white man. We had the opportunity to meet primal people in their villages on just a few occassions. How lovely that was. […] their houses made of bamboo, covered with palmleaves and the exterior painted.“
Emil Nolde

455
Emil Nolde
Südseelandschaft, 1914.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 60,000 / $ 68,400
Sold:
€ 59,375 / $ 67.687

(incl. 25% surcharge)