Sale: 517 / Modern Art II, June 18. 2021 in Munich Lot 148

 
148
Ilona Singer
Kind mit Teddybär, 1927.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 6,000 / $ 7,200
Sold:
€ 37,500 / $ 45.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Kind mit Teddybär. 1927.
Oil on canvas.
Signed and dated "XI 1927" in lower left. 55 x 45 cm (21.6 x 17.7 in).

• One of the artist's few known paintings.
• A depiction characterized by a concentrated clarity.
• A work with an eventful history
.

We are grateful to Leo Pavlat und Misha Sidenberg, Jewish Museum Prague, for their kind expert advice.

PROVENANCE: Collection Margit Hahn, Offenbach/Prague (the artist's sister, until July 8, 1943).
Trust Office Prague (1943/44, confiscated from aforementioned).
Jewish Central Museum, Prague (obtained from aforementioned in July 1944).
Jewish Museum Prague (successor of aforementioned organization, 1945-1967).
Private ownership (between 1967 and 1994 after it disappeared from the Jewish museum under unknown circumstances).
Private collection Czech Republic.
Amicable agreement with the heirs afterMargit Hahn (2020).
The work is free from restitution claims. The offer is made in amicable agreement with the heirs after Margit Hahn on basis of a fair and just solution.

LITERATURE: Knabe mit Teddybär, file card of inventory number 5, 1944 (typoscript, property card of Jewish Central Museum, Jewish Museum Prague).
Jewish Museum in Prague. 2009 annual report, pp. 13-14.
Misha Sidenberg, Twice plundered: two paintings by forgotten artist Ilona Singer-Weinberger, released by Holocaust Art Restitution Project on August 18, 2013 (https://plundered-art.blogspot.com/2013/08/two-paintings-twice-plundered-by.html).

148
Ilona Singer
Kind mit Teddybär, 1927.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 6,000 / $ 7,200
Sold:
€ 37,500 / $ 45.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)