Sale: 530 / Evening Sale / The Hermann Gerlinger Collection, June 10. 2022 in Munich Lot 26

 

26
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Akt mit rotem Hut, 1912.
Watercolor over pencil
Estimate:
€ 80,000 / $ 92,800
Sold:
€ 156,250 / $ 181.250

(incl. surcharge)
Akt mit rotem Hut. 1912.
Watercolor over pencil.
Inscribed with the artist's name on the side, presumably by a hand other than that of the artist. On light wove paper. 46 x 59.2 cm (18.1 x 23.3 in), the full sheet. [CH].

• Large nude in strong colors from the best "Brücke" days.
• The motif of bathers and plein-air nudes is one of the main motifs of the "Brücke" artist.
• From 1912 to 1914 Kirchner spent the summers on the Baltic island of Fehmarn.
• Around this time, Kirchner also made the similar paintings "Mädchen im Südwester", "Dame am Meer sitzend mit rotem Hut" and "Erna am Meer, Fehmarn" on the island of Fehmarn
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This work is documented at the Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Archive, Wichtrach/Bern.

PROVENANCE: Collection Hermann Gerlinger, Würzburg (with the collector stamp).

EXHIBITION: Das Aquarell der Brücke. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Künstlergruppe, Brücke-Museum, Berlin, September 5 - November 16, 1975, cat. no. 122 (with illu., color plate 40).
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner 1880-1938, Nationalgalerie Berlin, November 29, 1979 - January 20, 1980; Haus der Kunst, Munich, February 9 - April 13, 1980; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, April 26 - June 8, 1980; Kunsthaus Zürich, June 20 - August 10, 1980, cat. no. 143 (with illu. on p. 170).
Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig (permanent loan from Collection Hermann Gerlinger, 1995-2001).
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner auf Fehmarn, Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseen, Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig 1997, cat. no. 55.
Frauen in Kunst und Leben der "Brücke", Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesmuseen, Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig, September 10 - November 5, 2000, cat. no. 116.
Kunstmuseum Moritzburg, Halle an der Saale (permanent loan from Collection Hermann Gerlinger, 2001-2017).
Das andere Ich. Porträts 1900-1950 (Aus den Sammlungen der Staatlichen Galerie Moritzburg, Halle, und der Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger), Staatliche Galerie Moritzburg, Halle (Saale), April 6 - June 15, 2003, cat. no. 130.
Im Rhythmus der Natur - Landschaftsmalerei der "Brücke". Meisterwerke der Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Städtische Galerie, Ravensburg, October 28, 2006 - January 28, 2007 (with illu.).
Expressiv! Die Künstler der Brücke. Die Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Albertina, Vienna, June 1 - August 26, 2007, cat. no. 154, pp. 242f. (with illu.).
Buchheim Museum, Bernried (permanent loan from Collection Hermann Gerlinger, 2017-2022).
Kirchners Badende. Einheit von Mensch und Natur, KirchnerHaus Museum, Aschaffenburg, Ocotber 16, 2021 - January 16, 2022, cat. no. 21.

LITERATURE: Christie's, July 2, 1974, lot 335.
Heinz Spielmann (editor), Die Maler der Brücke. Collection Hermann Gerlinger, Stuttgart 1995, p. 160, SHG no. 164 (with illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (editor), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Collection Hermann Gerlinger, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 327, SHG no. 741 (with illu.).

This dynamic watercolor was created on the island of Fehmarn in the summer of 1912, where Kirchner had been spending the summers in varying company since 1908. In 1912 he was accompanied by Erna Schilling for the first time. A little earlier Kirchner had met her and her sister Gerda in Berlin. Here she sits model with a red hat, draped in sheltered dunes in front of the open sea. Erna also became his partner and accompanied the artist until his death in Frauenkirch near Davos, Switzerland in 1938. The nudes created on Fehmarn during the years 1912, 1913 and 1914 form a separate group of works, as did the earlier works created on the Moritzburg ponds. Spontaneous scenes were described with firm contours, and get an atmospheric space through the hectic hatchings. Exciting dialogues arise between body and nature. [MvL]



26
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Akt mit rotem Hut, 1912.
Watercolor over pencil
Estimate:
€ 80,000 / $ 92,800
Sold:
€ 156,250 / $ 181.250

(incl. surcharge)