Schwester Ferdinande. 1917s. Oil on canvas. Signed in lower left. Verso of the canvas with fragments of an inscribed and titled label. 74 x 61 cm (29.1 x 24 in).
We are grateful to Dr. Klaus Rohrandt, Kiel, for his kind expert advice and the identification of the depicted person.
PROVENANCE: Alfred Dressel, Berlin (until 1931). Auction Rudolf Elsas, October 12, 1931, lot 70 with illu. (from the possession of aforementioned). Art trader W. Welker, Heidelberg. Private collection Rhineland-Palatinate.
'[..] Art is not about what you represent, but only how you represent it, and beauty must lie in the painting itself, not in the object.' Wilhelm Trübner, Das Kunstverständnis von Heute, Munich 1892, pp. 4-5.