Schwaiganger Brand. 1935. Oil on cardboard. Verso with the estate stamp and an adhesive label with the partly stamped number "L 448". 22.5 x 16 cm (8.8 x 6.2 in). [EH].
Gabriele Münter documents the fire in the stable wing of the Schwaiganger stud in 1935 after it was struck by lightning. • In the exhibition "Gabriele Münter - Malen ohne Umschweife" (October 31, 2017 - April 8, 2018) the Lenbachhaus put focus to the subject of "Work" and "Technology". • Colorful play between destroyed buildings and landscape background.
Accompanied by a written expertise issued by the Gabriele Münter- and Johannes Eichner-Foundation on July 14, 2020. The painting will be included into the catalog raisonné of Gabriele Münter's paintings.
PROVENANCE: Artist's estate. Private collection Southern Germany (acquired from aforementioned). Private colelction Southern Germany (gifted from aforementioned).
EXHIBITION: Gabriele Münter malt Murnau. Gemälde 1908-1960 der Künstlerin des "Blauen Reiters", Schlossmuseum Murnau und August-Macke-Haus, Bonn, 1996/97, ex. cat. p. 60 with illu. on p. 61. Gabriele Münter, Städtische Galerie, Bietigheim-Bissingen, July 3 - September 19, 1999, no. 64, color illu. on p. 157.