Sale: 517 / Modern Art II, June 18. 2021 in Munich Lot 210

 

210
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
Gutshof im Mondlicht, 1934.
Watercolor and gouache
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 34,800
Sold:
€ 33,750 / $ 39.150

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Gutshof im Mondlicht. 1934.
Watercolor and gouache.
Signed in lower left and inscribed "3419" presumably by a hand other than that of the artist. On paper. 51.3 x 70 cm (20.1 x 27.5 in), the full sheet.

• Large-size watercolor in painting-like quality.
• Very strong colors with rich contrasts.
• The depicted farmstead in Rumbke on Lake Leba served Emy nd Karl Schmidt-Rottluff as summer residence until 1942
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The work is documented in the archive of the Karl and Emy Schmidt-Rottluff Foundation.

PROVENANCE: Private collection North Rhine-Westphali (obtained directly from the artist).
Private collection Baden-Württemberg (since 2003, Villa Grisebach Auctions, November 28, 2003, lot no. 43).
Private collection Hesse (inherited from aforementioned in 2019.

EXHIBITION: Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Neue Aquarelle, exhibition premises Karl Buchholz, Berlin, 1935, cat. no. 12.
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Gemälde, Aquarelle, Graphik, Kunsthandwerk aus Privatsammlungen, Lippische Gesellschaft für Kunst e. V., Lippisches Landesmuseum / Schloss Dettmold, November 5 - December 3, 1978, cat. no. 22, with illu. on p. 18.
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Aquarelle, Farbstiftzeichnungen, Schmuck, Kunstverein Paderborn, 1982, cat. no. 6, with illu. on p. 22.

LITERATURE: Gunther Thiem, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Ungemalte Bilder 1934-1944 und Briefe an einen jungen Freund, Munich/Berlin 2002, with color illu. no. 6 on p. 27.
Villa Grisebach Auctions, Berlin, 112th auction, Selected Works, November 28, 2003, lot no. 43, with illu. on p. 81.
"No other artist, apart from Emil Nolde, had a similar strong influence on the development of Expressionism as Schmidt-Rottluff."
Magdalena M. Moeller, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Eine Monographie, Munich 2010, p. 80.




210
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
Gutshof im Mondlicht, 1934.
Watercolor and gouache
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 34,800
Sold:
€ 33,750 / $ 39.150

(incl. 25% surcharge)