Sale: 512 / Modern Art II, Dec. 12. 2020 in Munich Lot 408

 
408
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Sertigtal im Winter, Um 1924/25.
Watercolor over pencil
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 36,300
Sold:
€ 206,250 / $ 249.562

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Sertigtal im Winter. Um 1924/25.
Watercolor over pencil.
Signed in lower right. On firm creme paper. 49.5 x 33.2 cm (19.4 x 13 in), the full sheet.

• Fascinating composition that proves Kirchner's graphic and coloristic mastery.
• Made in the loneliness of Kirchner's last retreat, the "Haus am Wildboden" in the Sertig Valley near Davos, where Kirchner committed suicide in 1938.
• In 1924 the very similar and rare woodcut "Sertigstrasse im Winter" and the painting "Sertigweg im Sommer" were created.
• Exhibited at Buchholz Gallery, New York, in the 1940s and then part of the collection of Richard S. Davis, later curator of the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
• Regularly shown in Kirchner museum exhibitions since the 1990s.
• Part of a Northern German private collection since 1977, for the first time on the international auction market since
.

This work is documented at the Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Archive, Wichtrach/Bern.

PROVENANCE: Buchholz Gallery, New York (with a label on rear of the frame).
Collection Richard S. Davis, USA (around 1945; presumably acquired from aforementioned).
Valentin Gallery, New York (after 1951, with a label on rear of the frame).
Presumably Southern German private collection (from before 1956 until 1977).
Private collection Northern Germany (since 1977, Galerie Wolfgang Ketterer, May 24, 1977).

EXHIBITION: Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge (presumably around 1945; loan from the collection of Richard S. Davis (with a label on rear of the frame)).
The Institute of Modern Art, Boston (today: The Institute of Contemporary Art, loan from the collection of Richard S. Davis (with a label on rear of the frame)).
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Gemälde, Aquarelle, handzeichnungen, farbige Graphik, Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett, Stuttgart 1953, cat. no. 30, no illu. (there titled "Sonnebeschienener Abhang im Winter").
E. L. Kirchner 1880-1938. Gemälde, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, Graphik. Zur Erinnerung an den 75. Geburtstag des Künstlers, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart 1956, cat. no. 55.
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Aquarelle und Zeichnungen, Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig / Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, 1992/93, cat. no. 19, with illu. (here dated "1920").
Aquarelle der „Brücke“, Brücke-Museum, Berlin 1995/96, cat. no. 28, with illu. (here dated "um 1920").
Im Zentrum: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg / Kirchner Museum, Davos / Brücke-Museum, Berlin, 2001-2003, Hamburg 2001, cat. no. 82, with illu. on p. 83 (with a label of the Kunsthalle Hamburg on rear of the frame).
Kirchner, Kunsthalle Hamburg, October 7, 2010 - January 16, 2011, cat. no. 180, with full-page illu. on p. 187.

LITERATURE: Galerie Wolfgang Ketterer, Munich, May 24, 1977, cat. no. 1039, with illu.

408
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Sertigtal im Winter, Um 1924/25.
Watercolor over pencil
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 36,300
Sold:
€ 206,250 / $ 249.562

(incl. 25% surcharge)