Sale: 512 / Modern Art II, Dec. 12. 2020 in Munich Lot 489

 

489
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Moritzburger Badende am Schilf, 1910.
Drypoint
Estimate:
€ 10,000 / $ 10,200
Sold:
€ 33,750 / $ 34.425

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Moritzburger Badende am Schilf. 1910.
Drypoint.
Gercken 452 I (von II). Dube R 133. Schiefler R 97. Signed and inscribed "Eigendruck I. Zustand" and inscribed by a hand other than that of the artist. Verso titled "3 Badende am See" and bezeichnet "Probe Druck I. Zustand". Verso with the estate stamp (Lugt 1570b) and the handwritten number "R 97". Only to date known copy from the first state. On laid paper. 20 x 25 cm (7.8 x 9.8 in). Sheet: 28,5 x 34,6 cm (11,2 x 13,6 in).
The original zinc plate is in posession of the Staatliche Kunsthalle in Karlsruhe. [CH].
• From the artist's estate.
• The only to date known copy from the first state.
• The only known copy from the second state is part of the Graphic Collection at Staatsgalerie Stuttgart.
• Subtle yet strong and splendid print from the "Brücke" heyday.
• The unconstrained nudity of the bathers on the Moritzburg Lakes was a main source of inspiration for E. L. Kirchner and his fellow "Brücke" artists: There is hardly any other motif so characteristic of their expressionistic creation
.

PROVENANCE: Pivate collection Southern Germany (since 2004, priorly family-owned).

EXHIBITION: (Copy from the second state)
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Meisterwerke der Druckgraphik, Brücke-Museum, Berlin, November 10, 1990 - January 27, 1991, Museum Folkwang, Essen, February 10 - April 28, 1991, Kunsthalle Bremen, May 12 - July 7, 1997, p. 121 (with full-page illu.).

LITERATURE: Hauswedell & Nolte, 322nd auction, Modern Art, November 26, 1996, lot no. 225 (with illu.).




489
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Moritzburger Badende am Schilf, 1910.
Drypoint
Estimate:
€ 10,000 / $ 10,200
Sold:
€ 33,750 / $ 34.425

(incl. 25% surcharge)