Sale: 522 / Modern Art II, Dec. 11. 2021 in Munich Lot 409

 

409
August Macke
Mädchen vor Hutladen, 1912/13.
Watercolor and ink drawing over pencil
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 22,600
Sold:
€ 35,000 / $ 39.549

(incl. surcharge)
Mädchen vor Hutladen. 1912/13.
Watercolor and ink drawing over pencil.
Heiderich Aquarelle 340. Vriesen A 142. With the estate stamp August Macke (Lugt 1775 b) on the reverse, there numbered "4" and titled "Mädchen vor Hutladen". Dated and inscribed "unverkäuflich" (not for sale) by a hand other than that of the artist on the reverse. On firm wove paper. 28.9 x 22.8 cm (11.3 x 8.9 in), the full sheet.
[AR].
• Preliminary study for August Macke's famous cycle "Schaufensterbilder".
• Next to the "Spaziergänger" the colorful "Mode-Schaufenster" is also one of the most important motifs in the artist's oeuvre.
• In terms of color and form, the group of girls in watercolor seems to blend into the fashion store.
• The balanced composition of the triplet is characteristic of the artist's work
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PROVENANCE: Estate August Macke (with the stamp on the reverse)
Galerie Vömel, Düsseldorf.
Mayer, Bad Godesberg (1940).
Private collection Southern Germany.

EXHIBITION: Das junge Rheinland, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, January-February 1918.
XVI. Specila Exhibition August Macke - Heinrich Nauen, Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover 1918, cat. no. 55.
Graphisches Kabinett von Bergh und Comp. (Dr. Koch), Düsseldorf, from August 15, 1919.
August Macke, Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover 1935, cat. no. 80.
Paula Moderson-Becker - August Macke, Kunsthalle Basel 1936, cat. no. 128.
August Macke Commemorative Exhibition, Museen der Stadt Köln in der Alten Universität, Cologne 1947, cat. no. 106.
Macke. Aquarell-Ausstellung. Städtisches Kunsthaus, Bielefeld 1957, cat. no. 142 with illu. on p. 23.




409
August Macke
Mädchen vor Hutladen, 1912/13.
Watercolor and ink drawing over pencil
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 22,600
Sold:
€ 35,000 / $ 39.549

(incl. surcharge)