Der Sämann (Säender Bauer). 1905/06. Black Chalk drawing. Verso with the estate stamp of the Kunstmuseum Basel (Lugt 1570 b) and with the hand-written registration number "K Dre/Bc 1". Verso also inscribed "K 8727", presumably by a hand other than that of the artist. On creme wove paper. 52.6 x 42.9 cm (20.7 x 16.8 in), the full sheet. [CH].
• Part of the comprehensive exhibition and research project "Making Van Gogh" at the Frankfurt Städel Museum in 2019/2020. • One of the artist's larger charcoal drawings. • Kirchner's variation of the iconic mpotif of the sower in van Gogh's characteristic brushwork.
This work is documented at the Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Archive, Wichtrach/Bern.
PROVENANCE: From the artist' estate. Private collection Baden-Württemberg. Galerie Krümmer Fine Art, Hamburg. Private collection Southern Germany (acquired aforementioned).
EXHIBITION: Making Van Gogh. Geschichte einer deutschen Liebe, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, October 23, 2019 - February 16, 2020, cat. no. 38 (with full-page illu.).