Auf der Bühne. 1910. Watercolor, chalk and India ink. Verso signed and inscribed with a greeting by Erich Heckel and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. On a blank postcard. 9.2 x 14.3 cm (3.6 x 5.6 in), the full sheet. Postcard from Dresden to Käthe Bleichröder, postage stamp from November 2, (19)10: "Sehr geehrte Frau Bleichröder, in Erinnerung an Ihren gastlichen Abend grüsst herzlich EHeckel Frdl. Grüße ELKirchner". • Contemporary document from the important days of the 'Brücke'. • Today the artist postcard is considered an own genre within the art of Modernism. • The world of the cabaret was one of the main motifs of the 'Brücke' artists.
The work is registered at the Erich Heckel Estate, Hemmenhofen on Lake Constance. We are grateful to Mrs Renate Ebner and Mr Hans Geissler for the kind support in cataloging this lot.
PROVENANCE: Collection Käthe Bleichröder, Hamburg (from 1910, directly from the artist). Collection Dr. Elsa Hopf, Hamburg (presumably from the above). Private collection Schleswig-Holstein (inherited from the above -1988, Ketterer Kunst, Munich, May 30, 1988, lot 492a). Private collection Northern Germany (acquired from the above 1988). Private collection Northern Germany (acquired on the Northern Geman art market). Private collection Germany (inherited from the above).