Sale: 517 / Modern Art II, June 18. 2021 in Munich Lot 200

 

200
Christian Rohlfs
Kirche in Gandria, 1932.
Tempera
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 34,800
Sold:
€ 33,750 / $ 39.150

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Kirche in Gandria. 1932.
Tempera.
Vogt 32/29. Lower right monogrammd and dated. Verso titled, presumably by a hand other than that of the artist. On firm P. M: Fabriano wove paper (with the watermark). 78.7 x 56.5 cm (30.9 x 22.2 in), the full sheet. [CH].

• The strong blue, characteristic of the artist's palette, pervades both the sky and the Ticino architecture.
• As of 1929 Christian Rohlfs spent most of the year in Ascona on Lago Maggiore, where this work was also made.
• More works on paper from the 1930s are in possession of , among otehrs, the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, the Museum Folkwang, Essen, and the Osthaus Museum, Hagen
.

PROVENANCE: Galerie Ferdinand Möller, Berlin.
Collection Max Lütze, Berlin/Frankfurt am Main (acquired from aforementioned in 1940).
Private collection France (inherited from aforementioned).

EXHIBITION: Sammlung Lütze. Deutsche Kunst des XX. Jahrhunderts, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, June 10 - July 30, 1972, p. 24 (with illu. on p. 12).

LITERATURE: Sales book V - Account book of Galerie Ferdinand Möller, 1937-1943 (estate Ferdinand Möller, Berlinische Galerie Berlin, BG-K-N/F.Möller-74-B2 p. 160).
Debtors II - Account book of Ferdinand Möller, 1938-1943 (estate Ferdinand Möller, Berlinische Galerie Berlin, BG-KA-N/F.Möller-84-B12, p. 7).




200
Christian Rohlfs
Kirche in Gandria, 1932.
Tempera
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 34,800
Sold:
€ 33,750 / $ 39.150

(incl. 25% surcharge)