Sale: 512 / Modern Art II, Dec. 12. 2020 in Munich Lot 460

 
460
Giorgio Morandi
Paesaggio, 1915.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 21,600
Sold:
€ 68,750 / $ 82.500

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Paesaggio. 1915.
Watercolor.
Signed and dated in lower right and lower left inscribed "A1253K" by a hand other than that of the artist. Verso inscribed by a hand other than that of the artist. On smooth creme wove paper. 28 x 19 cm (11 x 7.4 in), size of sheet. [CH].

• Early depiction of the landscape in Grizzana near Bologna (today Grizzana Morandi)
• Landscape still life
• "La pittura è cosa mentale" (painting is a spiritual thing)
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Accompanied by a written confirmation from Dr. Marilena Pasquali, Comitato per il Catalogo di Giorgio Morandi/Centro Studi Giorgio Morandi, Bologna, from October 10, 2020. The work was included into the 'catalogo generale' with the registration number "A 1915/2".

PROVENANCE: Collection Fedeli, Milan.
Galerie Krugier & Cie, Geneva (from 1962, Kornfeld & Klipstein, May 26, 1962).
Collection Emil Frey, Mannheim (acquired in the 1960s).
Ever since family-owned.

EXHIBITION: Giorgio Morandi, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover, November 17 - December 6, 1964, cat. no. 19.
Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, Druckgraphik des 20. Jahrhunderts aus der Sammlung eines Kielers. Ausstellung zum 100. Jubiläum der Schleswig-Holsteinischen Landesbrandkasse, Kunsthalle zu Kiel/ Schleswig Holsteinischer Kunstverein, February 3 - March 3, 1974, cat. no. 113 (with illu. in black and white on p. 100).
Idee und Wirklichkeit. Handzeichnungen und Aquarelle des 20. Jahrhunderts aus Privatbesitz, Städtische Kunstsammlungen Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Bürgermeister-Ludwig-Reichert-Haus, Ludwigshafen, October 11 - November 1, 1970, cat. no. 127 (with full-page illu.).

LITERATURE: Kornfeld & Klipstein, Bern, auction 108, Modern Art, 26. May 1962, lot 899 (with images, plate 100).

460
Giorgio Morandi
Paesaggio, 1915.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 21,600
Sold:
€ 68,750 / $ 82.500

(incl. 25% surcharge)
 


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