Tauwetter im Dorf (Murnau). 1948. Oil on board. Signed and dated in lower left. Verso signed, dated and titled as well as with the estate stamp, and an adhesive label with the partly stamped number "L 207". 33 x 45 cm (12.9 x 17.7 in).
• Colorful and harmonious version of the motif first rendered in 1911. • A motif of crucial significance for Gabriele Münter after her return to Murnau. • Document of her heartfelt bond with rediscovered Upper Bavarian place of ease.
Accompanied by a written confirmation issued by the Gabriele Münter- and Johannes Eichner-Foundation on May 2, 2016. The work will be included into the catalog raisonné of paintings by Gabriele Münter (in copy).
PROVENANCE: From the artist's estate (verso with the stamp). Private collection Hanover. Corporate collection of Frankonia insurance company, Munich. Private collection Great Britain.
EXHIBITION: Gabriele Münter. Werke aus 5 Jahrzehnten, Munich, Central-Collecting-Point, May 1952, no. 57. Jawlensky, Münter, Kandinsky und der Blaue Reiter, Galerie Gunzenhauser, Munich April 12 - May 31, 1988, no. 27 with color illu. Gabriele Münter 1877 - 1962. Retrospektive, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich 1992, cat. no. 236 (ex. cat with color illu.). Gabriele Münter malt Murnau. Gemälde 1908-1960 der Künstlerin des "Blauen Reiters", Schloßmuseum Murnau und August-Macke-Haus, Bonn 1996-97, ex. cat. with illu. on pp. 66f.
LITERATURE: Villa Grisebach, Berlin, 105th auction, November 30, 2002, lot 257.