Sale: 512 / Modern Art II, Dec. 12. 2020 in Munich Lot 410

 
410
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Knaben am See, 1919.
Black and blue Chalk drawing
Estimate:
€ 10,000 / $ 12,000
Sold:
€ 11,250 / $ 13.500

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Knaben am See. 1919.
Black and blue Chalk drawing.
Signed in lower right, verso with the estate stamp (Lugt 1570b) and the hand-written number "K Da/Bc 19". On copper plate printing paper, partly rebacked by the artist with creme wove paper. 33.5 x 52.7 cm (13.1 x 20.7 in), the full sheet.
Verso with fragments of a pencil sketch. [CH].
• First published in 1925.
• Preliminary chalk drawing for the painting "Am Bergsee" (Gordon 562) from the same year.
• Kirchner captures the mountain panorama on paper with such an enormous emotional will to create that it cannot withstand the artist's strong lines in places of the margins.
• Almost geometrically abstracted Davos alpine landscape.
• Interesting overall composition of landscape in the middle and background and figure scene in the foreground
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This work is documented at the Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Archive, Wichtrach/Bern.

PROVENANCE: From the artist's estate.
Galerie Henze & Ketterer, Wichtrach/Bern.
Private collection Northern Germany (acquired from aforementioned in 2000).

EXHIBITION: 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, cat. no. 71 (with full-page illu. on p. 72).

LITERATURE: Will Grohmann, Zeichnungen von Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Dresden 1925 (with illu., plate 80).
Galerie Henze & Ketterer (editor), Ernst Ludwig Kirchner zum 120. Geburtstag. Gemälde, Aquarelle und Zeichnungen, Wichtrach 2000, cat. no. 41 (with illu.).

410
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Knaben am See, 1919.
Black and blue Chalk drawing
Estimate:
€ 10,000 / $ 12,000
Sold:
€ 11,250 / $ 13.500

(incl. 25% surcharge)