Sale: 528 / Modern Art, June 11. 2022 in Munich Lot 411

 

411
August Macke
Ölberg mit Bahngleisen II, 1912.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 10,000 / $ 11,600
Sold:
€ 68,750 / $ 79.750

(incl. surcharge)
Ölberg mit Bahngleisen II. 1912.
Watercolor.
Heiderich Aquarelle 171. Vriesen A 128. Lower right signed and dated. On watercolor paper, presumably laminated on wove paper. Ca. 29.7 x 23.8 cm (11.6 x 9.3 in), the full sheet.
[AR].
• Atmospheric townscape bathed in blue and dark red.
• The scene shows a view from the Viktoria Bridge in Bonn near August Macke's then home and studio.
• Townscapes in watercolor the artist made of his direct surroundings are among his most popular motifs, in this case even with the typical promenading figures
.

PROVENANCE: Galerie Vömel, Düsseldorf (1956).
Private collection Düsseldorf (1957).
Private collection Southern Germany.

EXHIBITION: De Aquarel 1800-1950, Internationale Tentoonstelling, Museum De Prinsenhof, Delft, 1952.
Aquarelle und Zeichnungen von August Macke, Galerie Vömel, Düsseldorf, March 1956, no. 12.
August Macke-Aquarelle, Städtisches Kunsthaus, Bielefeld, June-July 1957, no. 128 (illu. on p. 21).

"The industrial area lay nearby, and August always loved its hustle and bustle. The railroad wasn't far either (..), Viktoria Bridge above the tracks, right in front of the house. (..) All of them are recurring motifs in his creation and he always depicted them slightly differently."
Elisabeth Erdmann-Macke. Erinnerung an August Macke, Frankfurt am Main 1987, p. 213-214.




411
August Macke
Ölberg mit Bahngleisen II, 1912.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 10,000 / $ 11,600
Sold:
€ 68,750 / $ 79.750

(incl. surcharge)