Sale: 522 / Modern Art II, Dec. 11. 2021 in Munich Lot 451

 

451
Paul Kleinschmidt
Wassernixe, 1940/1948.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 22,600
Sold:
€ 21,250 / $ 24.012

(incl. surcharge)
Wassernixe. 1940/1948.
Oil on canvas.
Lipps-Kant 366. Monogrammed in upper left and monogrammed and dated in center right (scratched into wet paint). Verso of the stretcher dated, titled and inscribed "No 49". 100 x 65.5 cm (39.3 x 25.7 in).
Kleinschmidt began this work in La Varenne, France, in 1940. It remained in his possession until 1949. [CH].
• Family-owned for over seventy years.
• The artist depicts the toilet of a luscious modern woman behind the scenes of a cabaret or a dancehall, the main motif of his New Objectivity works, in his typical close-up perspective.
• Characteristic feamle portrait from the artist's later years
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PROVENANCE: From the artist's estate.
Reglindis Cuonz-Kleinschmidt (1949, the artist's daughter, verso with the stamp).
Private collection Baden-Württemberg (acquired from the estate of the above in 1949).
Private collection Baden-Württemberg (inherited from aforementioned in 1990).




451
Paul Kleinschmidt
Wassernixe, 1940/1948.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 22,600
Sold:
€ 21,250 / $ 24.012

(incl. surcharge)