Häuser in Soest. Um 1918. Tempera on canvas. Vogt 624. Monogrammed in lower right. Verso of the stretcher inscribed "No. 8", presumably by a hand other than that of the artist. 59 x 77 cm (23.2 x 30.3 in).
• First exhibited in 1919 in the Flechtheim Gallery (Düsseldorf). • First offered on the auction market since 1959: family-owned for over 60 years. • The great importance of the city of Soest in Rohlfs' life and work is undisputed. • The powerful and intense coloring makes our painting one of the most picturesque works the artist created on the subject of "Soest".
PROVENANCE: Graphisches Kabinett J. B. Neumann, Berlin/New York. Galerie Wilhelm Grosshennig, Düsseldorf. Sammlung Dr. Max Fischer, Stuttgart (acquired from aforementioned in 1959, Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett, November 21, 1959). Private collection Switzerland. Private collection Baden-Württemberg (inherited from aforementioned in 2017).
EXHIBITION: Christian Rohlfs zum 70. Geburtstag des Meisters, Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, Düsseldorf, June 29 - July 26, 1919, cat. no. 14.
LITERATURE: Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett, Roman Norbert Ketterer, Stuttgart, 34th auction, November 21, 1959, lot no. 805 (titled "Gasse in Soest", with black-and-white illu.).