Sale: 533 / Modern Art Day Sale and Gerlinger Collection, Dec. 10. 2022 in Munich Lot 415

 

415
Mappenwerk / Portfolio
2. Jahresmappe der Künstlergruppe "Brücke", 1907.
Portfolio with a lithograph by Karl Schmidt-Rot...
Estimate:
€ 10,000 / $ 9,200
Sold:
€ 13,750 / $ 12,650

(incl. surcharge)
2. Jahresmappe der Künstlergruppe "Brücke". 1907.
Portfolio with a lithograph by Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, an etching by Emil Nolde and a color woodcut by Cuno Amiet.
Sheet: up to 54.2 x 39 cm (21.3 x 15.3 in).
Contains: Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. "Holbeinplatz Dresden". 1906. Lithograph. Schapire L 8. Söhn HDO 212-3. Signed and monogrammed in printing block. On wove paper. 22.6 x 35.7 cm (8.9 x 14.,1 in). Sheet: 54.2 x 39 cm (21.3 x 15.4 in).
Emil Nolde. "Akt". 1906. Etching. Schiefler/Mosel/Urban 34 II (of II). Söhn HDO 212-4. Signed, dated and with the printer's signature. On van Gelder Zonen laid paper (with watermark). 19.3 x 14.8 cm (7.6 x 5.8 in). Sheet: 54.1 x 38 cm (21.3 x 15 in).
Cuno Amiet. "Giovanni Giacometti beim Lesen". 1907. Color woodcut. Mandach 25. Söhn HDO 212-1. Signed and monogrammed in printing block. On Japon. 26.9 x 23.7 cm (10.6 x 9.3 in). Sheet: 53.7 x 38.7 cm (21.1 x 15.2 in).
Complete content of 2nd annual portfolio. The 1906 portfolio, also intended to hold the following years, is offered as a separate lot along with the table of contents for the 1906 and 1907 portfolios.
Initially, each sheet will be called up individually and in the following as the complete portfolio.

• Particularly versatile compilation among the annual "Brücke" portfolios.
• With these three works, Nolde, Schmidt-Rottluff and Amiet impressively testify to the vast expressive potential of the artist group.
• The years 1906 and 1907 feature a lavishly made table of contents (separate lot)
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PROVENANCE: Wolfgang Wittrock Kunsthandel, Düsseldorf.
Collection Hermann Gerlinger, Würzburg (acquired from the above in 1993, with the collector's stamp Lugt 6032).

EXHIBITION: 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).
Buchheim Museum, Bernried (permanent loan from the Collection Hermann Gerlinger, 2017-2022).

LITERATURE: Hans Bolliger, E. W. Kornfeld, Ausstellung Künstlergruppe Brücke. Jahresmappen 1906-1912, Bern 1958, p. 14, no. 6, 8-9 (different copy).
Heinz Spielmann (ed.), Die Maler der Brücke. Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Stuttgart 1995, pp. 103-104, SHG no. 46-48.
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Collection Hermann Gerlinger, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 34, SHG no. 38; pp. 376-377, SHG no. 834; p. 40, SHG no. 883.

With the second annual portfolio, the artists also showed the diversity of graphic techniques. While Amiet's woodcut still remains in the style of a fine drawing in light brown, Nolde's etching of a nude shows the possibility of sophisticated etching techniques in print. And finally, Schmidt-Rottluff contributes a dense lithograph of a nocturnal view of Holbeinplatz in Dresden to the annual portfolio.
The woodcut by Axel Gallen-Kallela is not part of the 1907 annual portfolio - it was planned for 1908, but not included until 1909.
The second annual portfolio of 1907 shows how the group became more international: "everyone with an urge to make direct and unadulterated creations belongs to us" - this passage of the program now becomes obvious. Cuno Amiet from Oschwand in Switzerland, Emil Nolde from Alsen in Denmark, and Axel Gallen-Kallela from Helsingfors in Finland, as well as the sculptor Lambertus Zijl from Busum in the Netherlands, are listed in the first directory of active members (fig.) Negotiations with Lambertus Zijl led nowhere, but Kirchner nevertheless hastily cut the sculptor into the list. (Fig.) [MvL]



415
Mappenwerk / Portfolio
2. Jahresmappe der Künstlergruppe "Brücke", 1907.
Portfolio with a lithograph by Karl Schmidt-Rot...
Estimate:
€ 10,000 / $ 9,200
Sold:
€ 13,750 / $ 12,650

(incl. surcharge)