Sale: 518 / Art of the 19th Century, June 17. 2021 in Munich Lot 60

 
60
Walter Leistikow
Garten in Grünheide, 1905.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 36,000
Sold:
€ 33,750 / $ 40.500

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Garten in Grünheide. 1905.
Oil on canvas.
Signed and dated in lower right. Verso of the stretcher with a hand-written number and an old, fragmentarily preserved label. 74 x 93 cm (29.1 x 36.6 in).

• Characteristic lake motif from Leistikow's late period of creation.
• Historically fascinating provenance.
• Made in context of a return to an impressionist style
• Leistikow is considered a modernist pathfinder for the Berlin art scene, among others, as co-founder of the Berlin Secession in 1898
• Particularly atmospheric work owing to a palette of subdued and calm hues of green and blue which are characteristic of Leistikow's work
.

PROVENANCE: Collection Albrecht Guttmann, Berlin (until 1917).
Kunstsalon Paul Cassirer and Hugo Helbing: Moderne Gemälde. Collection Albrecht Guttmann and Estate of a Berlin Collector, auction on May 18, 1917, lot 36 (with illu., from aforementioned ownership).
Galerie an der Wagmüllerstraße, Munich (Jakob Scheidwimmer, according to invoice from January 9, 1942).
Collection of Reichsleiter Martin Bormann (in 1942 acquired from aforementioned as decoration for the Imperial Castle Poznan. Verso with the number "P 5/I“).
Depot Altaussee (with CCP number Altaussee: 8316).
Central Collecting Point, Munich (1945-1949, verso with the Munich number 13496).
Bavarian Prime Minister (fiduciary storage 1949-1952).
Mauerbach Charterhouse near Vienna (on January 18, 1952 handed over to the BDA Salzburg and stroed in Mauerbach).
Mauerbach Benefit Sale, Christie’s, Vienna, auction on October 29, 1996 [charity auction for the benefit of Holocaust victims], lot 289 (with illu.).
Galerie Westphal, Berlin.
Private collection Northern Germany (acquired from aforementioned in 1998, ever since family-owned)
The work is free from resitution claims.

EXHIBITION: Achtzehnte Ausstellung der Berliner Secession, exhibition house of Berliner Secession, Berlin 1909, cat. no. 156 ("Regen in Grünheide", Collection Guttmann).

LITERATURE: Kunstsalon Paul Cassirer and Hugo Helbing: Moderne Gemälde. Die Sammlung Albrecht Guttmann und Nachlass eines Berliner Sammlers, auction on May 18, 1917, lot 36 ("Regen in Grünheide", with illu.).
Mauerbach Benefit Sale, Christie’s, Vienna, auction on October 29, 1996 [sale for the benfit of Holocaust victims], lot 289 (with illu.).
Ingeborg Becker, Stimmungslandschaften: Gemälde von Walter Leistikow (1865-1908), book accompanying the exhibition at Bröhan-Museum, October 3, 2008 - January 11, 2009, Munich et al, 2008, p. 59.

60
Walter Leistikow
Garten in Grünheide, 1905.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 36,000
Sold:
€ 33,750 / $ 40.500

(incl. 25% surcharge)