Sale: 517 / Modern Art II, June 18. 2021 in Munich Lot 133

 

133
Otto Mueller
Fünf Akte im Walde, Um 1914.
Watercolor and India ink
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 34,800
Sold:
€ 68,750 / $ 79.750

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Fünf Akte im Walde. Um 1914.
Watercolor and India ink.
Pirsig-Marshall/ Lüttichau P1914/02 (537). Bottom right signed. On brownish wove paper. 48.7 x 60.7 cm (19.1 x 23.8 in), size of sheet.
[SM].
• Offered on the international auction market for the first time.
• Mullers characteristic motif: nudes in a forest.
• Dense composition with a subtly nuanced palette.
• Mueller rendered a slight variation of th emotif in oil in 1914
.

We are grateful to Dr. Tanja Pirsig-Marshall, LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur, Münster/Westphalia, Dr. Andreas Schalhorn, Kupferstichkabinett der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin and Dr. Hanna Strzoda, Zentralarchiv der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin for the kind expert advice.

PROVENANCE: Nationalgalerie Berlin (acquired from the artist, inventory number F III 467, with stamp on the reverse).
In the artist's ownership (reacquired from the above in an exchange in 1924, until 1930).
Josef Mueller, Karlsruhe/Lübeck (inherited from the above in 1930, administered through Elsbeth Herbig-Mueller, with inscription "J. M. 17" on th reverse).
Galerie Nierendorf, Berlin (presumably from the above).
Private collection (acquired from the above in 1962).




133
Otto Mueller
Fünf Akte im Walde, Um 1914.
Watercolor and India ink
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 34,800
Sold:
€ 68,750 / $ 79.750

(incl. 25% surcharge)