Beim Griesbräukeller in Murnau. 1911. Oil on cardboard. Verso dated "4.IX.19" and titled as well as inscribed "N.3" by a hand other than that of the artist. 33 x 44.5 cm (12.9 x 17.5 in). The work is mentioned with the estate number L 541 in the exhibition at the Schloss Museum Murnau. • Made the founding year of the "Blauer Reiter" • With Münter's characteristic pictorial rigorousness • Gabriele Münter marked her artistic transition to a synthetic and expressive painting • Intimate view of everyday life in Murnau • In 1908 Münter and Kandinsky stayed at the Griesbräu inn.
Accompanied by a written confirmation issued by the Gabriele Münter- and Johannes Eichner-Foundation on June 16, 2020. The work will be included into the catalog raisonné of paintings by Gabriele Münter.
PROVENANCE: Artist's estate Private collection Southern Germany (acquired from aforementioned) Private collection Southern Germany (gifted from aforementioned).
EXHIBITION: Leonhard Hutton Galleries, New York February 20 - March 20, 1963, no. 49, (here titled "The brewery cellar") (verso with a label) Leonard Hutton Galleries, New York 1966, no. 37 (here titled "The brewery cellar") (verso with a label) Gabriele Münter 1877-1962. Retrospektive, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich 1992, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt 1992/93, Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm 1993, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Berlin 1993, cat. no. 102 (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 p. 47. Gabriele Münter, Städtische Galerie Bietigheim-Bissingen July 3 - September 19, 1999, no. 27, color illu. on p. 107.
“We saw Murnau on an excursion and recommended it to Jawlensky and Werefkin - who also invited us in autumn. We stayed at the in Griesbräu and really liked it." Gabriele Münter, diary entry from May 1911.