Sale: 517 / Modern Art II, June 18. 2021 in Munich Lot 202

Christian Rohlfs
Weiblicher Rückenakt, 1916/1922.
€ 15,000 - 20,000

$ 18,000 - 24,000

Lot description
Weiblicher Rückenakt. 1916/1922.
Lower right monogrammed and dated. On creme wove paper. 52.8 x 34.8 cm (20.7 x 13.7 in), the full sheet.
Between 1920 and 1922 the artist revised the female nude from 1916 with water tempera. Verso with a nearly full-page drawing of a cat. [CH].
• Painted on both sides.
• Particularly harmonious composition of cold and warm colors from Rohlfs' characteristic palette.
• Both the dynamic nude the work is based on, as well as the later expressive pictorial revision are documents of the then highly topical separation from the artistic traditions of Realism.
• Female rear nudes occupy an important position in the artist's oeuvre

Accompanied by a written confirmatin issued by Prof. Paul Vogt on June 2, 2005. In 2005 the work was registered in Prof. Dr. Paul Vogt's addenda inventory with the number CR 367/05.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Würzburg.
Private collection Nuremberg (acquired from above).
Galerie Neher, Essen (acquired from above in the late 1980s).
Private collection Rhineland (acquired from above in 1989, family-owned until 2004).
Galerie Neher, Essen (2004 repurchased from the inheritance of above).
Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia (acquired from aforementioned in 2006).

EXHIBITION: Moderne mit Tradition. Das Spektrum deutscher Kunst von 1903-1989. Aquarelle, Gemälde, Skulpturen, Galerie Neher, Essen, August 26 - October 14, 1989, pp. 27, 29 with color illu.
Moderne Zeiten III mit Sonderschau Hede Bühl, Galerie Neher, Essen, April 30, 2005 - August 20, 2005, no cat.

Called up: June 18, 2021 - ca. 15.16 h +/- 20 min.


Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right apportionment for Christian Rohlfs "Weiblicher Rückenakt"
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Differential taxation:
Hammer prices up to € 500,000: 32 % buyer's premium
Hammer prices above € 500,000: for the share up to € 500,000: 32%, for the share above € 500,000: 27% buyer's premium
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Regular taxation:
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Resale right apportionment:
Objects made by artists who have not died at least 70 years ago are subject to a resale right apportionment of 2.4% including statutory sales tax.