Sale: 512 / Modern Art II, Dec. 12. 2020 in Munich Lot 419

 
419
Christian Rohlfs
Häuser in Soest, Um 1918.
Tempera on canvas
Estimate:
€ 50,000 / $ 58,000
Sold:
€ 50,000 / $ 57.999

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
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.).

419
Christian Rohlfs
Häuser in Soest, Um 1918.
Tempera on canvas
Estimate:
€ 50,000 / $ 58,000
Sold:
€ 50,000 / $ 57.999

(incl. 25% surcharge)