Zwei Damen mit Hut. 1929/30. Watercolor over pencil. Signed in lower right. On firm wove paper. 41 x 32.4 cm (16.1 x 12.7 in), the full sheet. [EH].
• Karl Hubbuch: an outstanding German representative of Verism and New Objectivity • Expressive work from his best period of creation • Hubbuchs realistic and raw female portraits are very sought-after on the art market • This work was shown on the cover of the catalog "Karl Hubbuch - Arbeiten aus Privatbesitz", Karlsruhe 2001.
We are grateful to Mrs Sylvia Bieber, Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe, for her kind support in cataloging this lot.
PROVENANCE: From the artist's estate. Private collection Baden-Württemberg.
EXHIBITION: Karl Hubbuch - Arbeiten aus Privatbesitz, EnBW Kalsruhe, October 17 - December 15, 2001, on cover and on p. 81.
"Holding the mirror up to the world." Karl Hubbuch on the intention of his art, letter to Franz Roh, February 12, 1953.