Zwei Männer im Profil. 1938/1945. Watercolor and India ink drawing. Signed in lower right. On Japon. 18.7 x 16.2 cm (7.3 x 6.3 in), the full sheet. [CH].
• Watercolor with a painting-like effect. • A combination of graphic elements with rich and strong color gradients. • For Nolde's oeuvre the depicted men have an unusually expressive facial expression.
Accompanied by a photo expertise issued by Prof. Dr. Manfred Reuther, Foundation Seebüll Ada and Emil Nolde, on May 27, 2009. The work is registered at the foundation.
PROVENANCE: Private collection Baden-Württemberg. Private collection Netherlands. Private collection Canada (acquired from aforementioend in 2009).
LITERATURE: Nagel auctions, Stuttgart, October 17, 2009, Modern Art, lot 722 (with full-page illu.).