Waldweiher. Um 1884. Oil on canvas. Warmt G 156. Signed in lower right. 109 x 165 cm (42.9 x 64.9 in).
• Particularly fine landscape in intensive colors, made at a point when Hagemeister attained a new impressionist concept of nature • Versatile pictorial execution that delivers proof of Hagemeister's great talent.
PROVENANCE: Collection R. Hallensleben (acquired in 1917). Karrenbauer Auctions, Konstanz, auction on March 29, 2003, lot 1738 (with illu.). Potsdamer Kunstsalon in der Villa Mendelssohn, Potsdam Private collection Brandenburg (acquired from aforementioned in 2009).
'Currently I only live for the preparation for landscapes, test and try my new palette, which is the most colorful imaginable. [..] I am going to paint many small color sketches and learn to apply my palette. The landscape has the advantage that it spares us from a scrupulous execution, which is so important in still lives, especially with large pictures that look halfway finished. The only thing that matters in the landscape is color. ' Quote from: Hendrikje Warmt, Karl Hagemeister, Berlin 2016, p. 110.