Schlafende. 1917. Gouache over pencil. Signed, dated and inscribed in lower right. On creme paper. 33.5 x 45 cm (13.1 x 17.7 in), the full sheet. Verso with a ink brush study "Blick über den See", signed and dated "12". • Erich Heckel was a founding member of the expressionist artist group “Brücke” (1905-1913) • Heckel used the intimate motif of the sleeping woman in many of his creative periods.
This work is registered at the archive of the estate. We are grateful to Mrs Renate Ebner and Mr Hans Geissler, Erich Heckel Estate, Hemmenhofen on Lake Constance, for the kind support in cataloging this lot.