Frau vor dem Spiegel. Um 1910. Color Chalk drawing. Verso with the estate stamp (Lugt 1570b) and the hand-written number "FS Dre/Bi 30". On firm smooth wove paper. 45 x 35 cm (17.7 x 13.7 in), the full sheet. [CH].
• From the best "Brücke" times. • Typical expressionist, extremely dynamic implementation of a traditional art-historical subject. - In Northern German private ownership for over 25 years. - Numerous important exhibitions, among others, at the Brücke Museum in Berlin, at the Kirchner Museum in Davos and the Kunsthalle Hamburg.
This work is documented at the Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Archive, Wichtrach/Bern.
PROVENANCE: From the artist's estate. Galerie Nierendorf, Berlin. Private collection Switzerland (acquired from aforementioned in 1962). Private collection Northern Germany (acquired from aforementioned in 1994, Villa Grisebach, May 27, 1994).
EXHIBITION: E. L. Kirchner. Aquarelle, Pastelle, Handzeichnungen, Galerie Nierendorf, Berlin, Novembre 20, 1961 - February 28, 1962, cat. no. 56. Brücke und Blauer Reiter in der Graphischen Sammlung des Von-der-Heydt-Museums, Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, December 1, 1996 - February 16, 1997 (with exhibition label on rear of the frame). Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Farbige Werke auf Papier, Kunstmuseum Bonn, May 20 - August 1, 1999, cat. no. 45 (with illu.). Im Zentrum. Ernst Ludwig Kirchner - eine Hamburger Privatsammlung, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, October 26, 2001 - January 13, 2002; Kirchner Museum, Davos, January 27 - April 14, 2002; Brücke-Museum, Berlin, January 17 - March 2, 2003, p. 179, cat. no. 36 (with illu., p. 38, with exhibition label on rear of the frame).
LITERATURE: Villa Grisebach Auktionen, Berlin, 37th auction, Ausgewählte Werke, May 27, 1994, lot no. 13 (with full-page color illu.).