Sale: 517 / Modern Art II, June 18. 2021 in Munich Lot 124

 
124
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Zirkus, 1926.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 24,000
Sold:
€ 22,500 / $ 27.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Zirkus. 1926.
Watercolor.
Signed in the image in bottom left. On light smooth board. 31.1 x 52 cm (12.2 x 20.4 in), the full sheet. [CH].

• From the renowned Collection Dr. Frédéric Bauer, Davos (Kirchner's personal physician).
• Part of the same private collection for almost 60 years.
• The painting "Zirkusreiterin" (1912/13, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich) also used to be part of the Collection Dr. Frédéric Bauer, Davos.
• In 1952/53 there watercolor and the painting were shown together at, among others, the Haus der Kunst, Munich, and the Haus am Waldsee, Berlin
.

PROVENANCE: Collection Dr. Frédéric Bauer, Davos.
Private collection (acquired in 1962, Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett, May 3, 1962, lot 221).

EXHIBITION: E. L. Kirchner Gemälde + Graphik. Sammlung Dr. F. Bauer - Davos, Haus der Kunst, München, Nov./Dec. 1952; Haus am Waldsee, Berlin June 19 - August 19, 1953, and others, cat. no. each 213, p. 39.
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Bildwirkerei und Graphik, Kestner-Museum, Hanover, January to February 1955, cat. no. 18.
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Zur Erinnerung an den 75. Geburtstag des Künstlers, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, September 8 - October 20, 1956, cat. no. 62.
Il miracolo. Die Gestaltung des Pferdes in der Kunst der Vergangenheit und Gegenwart, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, August to September 1957, cat. no. 158.

LITERATURE: Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett Roman Norbert Ketterer, Stuttgart, 37th auction, Modern Art, part 1, May 3, 1962, lot 221 (with black-and-white illu on plate 212).

124
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Zirkus, 1926.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 24,000
Sold:
€ 22,500 / $ 27.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)