Sale: 522 / Modern Art II, Dec. 11. 2021 in Munich Lot 441

 

441
Otto Mueller
Maschka (Mädchen in gelber Jacke, Zirkusmädchen), Um 1919.
Colored chalk drawing
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 40,000
Sold:
€ 137,500 / $ 137.500

(incl. surcharge)
Maschka (Mädchen in gelber Jacke, Zirkusmädchen). Um 1919.
Colored chalk drawing.
Von Lüttichau/Pirsig-Marshall P 1920/ 49 (600). Bottom right signed. On paper. 49.8 x 35 cm (19.6 x 13.7 in), the full sheet.

• From the renowned collection of Dr. Ismar Littmann, Wroclaw.
• Fascinating and unusual play with gender identity.
• Emotional preliminary work for the famous museum work "Maschka mit Maske"
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We are grateful to Dor Levi, Ramat Gan, John F. Littman, Houston, Cornelia Muggenthaler, Munich, and Anna Rubin, New York, for the kind support and good cooperation. We are also grateful to Dr. Tanja Pirsig-Marshall, LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur, Münster/Westphalia, for her kind expert advice.

PROVENANCE: Collection Dr. Ismar Littmann, Wroclaw (presumably acquired directly from the artist, until 1932).
Auction house Paul Graupe, Berlin (on consignment from the ownership of the above in March 1932, unsold).
Collection Dr. Ismar Littmann, Wroclaw (as of 1932).
Presumably on the Swiss art market (until 1961: Kornfeld und Klipstein, June 9/10, 1961).
Private collection (acquired from the above in 1961, ever since family-owned).
The work is free from restitution claims. The offer is made subject to an amicable agreement and in best possible accordance with the heirs after Dr. Ismar Littmann.

LITERATURE: Collection Dr. Ismar Littmann, Wroclaw, Inventar der Grafik, no. 3466: "Mädchen in gelber Jacke".
Paul Graupe, Sammlung Rudolf Ibach, Barmen, und Beiträge aus der Sammlung Dr. Littmann, Breslau, sowie aus verschiedenem Besitz. Deutsche und ausländische Graphik des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts, auction on March 21/22, 1932, lot 477 (as "Knabe mit gelber Jacke", unsold).
Wenzel Nachbaur, Otto Mueller Werklisten, Archive Roman Norbert Ketterer, Kirchner Museum, Davos 1950s (with illu.).
Galerie Kornfeld und Klipstein, Bern, auction 103, Modern Art, June 9/10, 1961, lot 649, with illu. on plate 90.




441
Otto Mueller
Maschka (Mädchen in gelber Jacke, Zirkusmädchen), Um 1919.
Colored chalk drawing
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 40,000
Sold:
€ 137,500 / $ 137.500

(incl. surcharge)