Sale: 517 / Modern Art II, June 18. 2021 in Munich Lot 123

 
123
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Mädchenkopf (Erna), 1912.
Black Chalk drawing
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 18,000
Sold:
€ 13,750 / $ 16.500

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Mädchenkopf (Erna). 1912.
Black Chalk drawing.
Verso with the estate stamp of the Kunstmuseum Basel (Lugt 1570 b) and the hand-written registration number "K Be/Ba 5". Verso titled "Mädchenkopf" and inscribed "Strichätzung" as well as with two direction arrows (presumably regarding a different artwork). On firm and smooth creme wove paper. 31.6 x 24 cm (12.4 x 9.4 in), nearly the full sheet. [CH].

• Characteristic, expressive figure study from the important "Brücke" period.
• Kirchner portrays the night club dancer Erna Schilling with energetic, dynamic lines, in 1911 she became Kirchner's model and partner.
• Facial expression, clothing and composition are similar to the painting "Portrait Erna Schilling" (1913, Nationalgalerie, Berlin -Gordon 298)
.

PROVENANCE: Artist's estate (Davos 1938, Kunstmuseum Basel 1946).
Galerie Nierendorf, Berlin.
Private collection (acquired from the above in 1961).

LITERATURE: Will Grohmann, Das Werk Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, München 1926, p. 13 (with illu.).

123
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Mädchenkopf (Erna), 1912.
Black Chalk drawing
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 18,000
Sold:
€ 13,750 / $ 16.500

(incl. 25% surcharge)