An der Salzach (Salzburg). 1940. Watercolor over graphite. Signed, dated and titled in lower right. On J. W. Zanders laid paper (with watermark). 55.4 x 69.8 cm (21.8 x 27.4 in), the full sheet. [JS].
• Masterly composed large-size townscape in vernal colors. • Shown in the 1976 solo show at the Brücke-Museum, Berlin. • In 1940 Erich Heckel and his wife Sidi visited Salzburg for the very first time. • Erich Heckel, along with Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff and Fritz Bleyl, was among the founding members of the expressionist artist group "Brücke".
We are grateful to Mrs Renate Ebner and Mr Hans Geissler, Erich Heckel Estate, Hemmenhofen on Lake Constance, for ther kind expert advice. The work is registered at the archive.
PROVENANCE: Erich Heckel estate. Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia (acquired from aforementioned).
EXHIBITION: Erich Heckel. Gemälde, Aquarell und Zeichnungen aus dem Nachlaß des Künstlers, Brücke Museum, Berlin, August 28 - November 21, 1976, cat. no.120.