Sale: 533 / Modern Art Day Sale and Gerlinger Collection, Dec. 10. 2022 in Munich Lot 463

 

463
Erich Heckel
Italienische Landschaft, 1909.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 36,800
Sold:
€ 60,000 / $ 55,200

(incl. surcharge)
Italienische Landschaft. 1909.
Watercolor.
Lower right signed, dated annd titled. On firm wove paper. 34.5 x 43 cm (13.5 x 16.9 in), the full sheet.

• In terms of airiness and colors, this work is one-of-a-kind.
• Watercolors from Heckel's Italian journey in 1909 are extremely rare, this is the first time in more than 30 years that a work is offered on the international auction market again (source: artprice.com).
• Other watercolors from his Italian journey are in possession of the Brücke Museum in Berlin
.

PROVENANCE: From the artist's studio (until 1957: Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett).
Galerie Wilhelm Grosshennig, Düsseldorf (acquired from the above in 1957).
Collection Hermann Gerlinger, Würzburg (with the collector's stamp Lugt 6032).

EXHIBITION: Erich Heckel. Werke der Brückezeit. 1907-1917, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, September 15 - Ocotber 27, 1957, no. 52.
Erich Heckel - Werke der frühen und späteren Epoche 1909-1952, Galerie Wilhelm Grosshennig, Düsseldorf 1958, cat. no. 1.
Erich Heckel, Galerie Wilhelm Grosshennig, Düsseldorf 1981, p. 27 (color illu.)
Erich Heckel 1883-1970. Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, Ausstellung zum 100. Geburtstag des Malers, Städtische Galerie, Würzburg, July 3 - September 11, 1983, no. 10 (with color illu.).
Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum, Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig (permanent loan from the Collection Hermann Gerlinger, 1995-2001).
Kunstmuseum Moritzburg, Halle an der Saale (permanent loan from the Collection Hermann Gerlinger, 2001-2017).
Im Rhythmus der Natur: Landschaftsmalerei der "Brücke". Meisterwerke der Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Städtische Galerie, Ravensburg, Ocotber 28, 2006 - January 28, 2007, p. 19 and color illu. on p. 75.
Expressiv! Die Künstler der Brücke. Die Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Albertina Vienna, June 1 - August 26, 2007, cat. no. 131, with illu.
Buchheim Museum, Bernried (permanent loan from the Collection Hermann Gerlinger, 2017-2022).

LITERATURE: Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett, Roman Norbert Ketterer, 30th auction, November 26/27, 1957, lot 308, with black-and-white illu. on plateTafel 32.
Heinz Spielmann (ed.), Die Maler der Brücke. Collection Hermann Gerlinger, Stuttgart 1995, p. 177, SHG no. 201.
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Collection Hermann Gerlinger, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 166, SHG- no. 375.
Andreas Hüneke, Erich Heckel, vol. 1, p. 72 (with illu.).

In the spring of 1909 Erich Heckel traveled months to Italy for three, a journey which has been a 'must' for generations of artists. Erich Heckel, however, visited the country and its people. "Italienische Landschaft" clearly testifies to his intention. Heckel did not seek to make historically significant depictions like many before him, instead he wanted to capture the intense and radiant light of the southern landscape. The artist moved into an own studio in Rome; on excursions to the surrounding area, he created these likewise radiant watercolors. Most of the oil paintings created during his stay were burned in the Neustaßfurt mine in 1945, among them "Haus und Pinie" (Hünecke 1909-28), which, according to Siddi Heckel, had a motif similar to that of the present watercolor. [EH]



463
Erich Heckel
Italienische Landschaft, 1909.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 36,800
Sold:
€ 60,000 / $ 55,200

(incl. surcharge)