Sale: 517 / Modern Art II, June 18. 2021 in Munich Lot 195

 

195
Alexej von Jawlensky
Stillleben: Profil einer Terrakottafigur, 1936.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 34,800
Sold:
€ 45,000 / $ 52.200

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Stillleben: Profil einer Terrakottafigur. 1936.
Oil on canvas.
Jawlensky/Pieroni-Jawlensky 1800. Lower left monogrammed and lower right dated. Signed in lower right of backing board and dated "Weihnachten 1938" in lower left, as well as inscribed with a personal dedication: "Herrn Dr. Max Kugel / mit innigster Verehrung / und Freundschaft / A. Jawlensky". Inscribed "II. 1936" by Lisa Kümmel in lower left of backing board and "N. 1" in lower right. Additionally inscribed "A. Jawlensky / 1936 II. / N I." by Lisa Kümmel on the reverse. 18.3 x 14 cm (7.2 x 5.5 in). Backing board: 32,5 x 25 cm (12,8 x 9,8 in).
[CH].
• Work in strong colors in which Jawlensky transfers the traditional genre of the still life into his own characteristic style through a subtle play with perspective, abstraction and reduction, contrasts and overlays.
• Document of Jawlensky's great creative power despite the constraints that came with his illness.
• The artist found inspiration in his immediate surroundings and combined his objectswith his personal sensation to form a sophisticated and subtle composition.
• In 1938 gifted from the artist to Dr. Max Kugel, collector and patron of Jawlensky, from Wiesbaden
• Owing to his progressinge illness the personal dedication on this work is likely one of Jawlensky's last inscriptions
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PROVENANCE: Collction Dr. Max Kugel, Wiesbaden (gifted from the artist in 1938).
Private collection Germany.
Galerie Thomas, Munich.
Private collection Rhineland.
Private collection Northern Germany (inherited from above).

"Recently I have painted still-lifes only. [..] What I have seen and what my soul has seen."
Alexej von Jawlensky to Galka Scheyer, July 1937, quote from: Maria Jawlensky, Lucia Pieroni-Jawlensky and Angelica Jawlensky (editors), Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil Paintings, Vol. Three 1934-1937, Munich 1993, p. 13.




195
Alexej von Jawlensky
Stillleben: Profil einer Terrakottafigur, 1936.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 34,800
Sold:
€ 45,000 / $ 52.200

(incl. 25% surcharge)