Sale: 528 / Modern Art, June 11. 2022 in Munich Lot 443

 

443
Otto Mueller
Sitzender Rückenakt am Ufer (Sitzende am Teich / Am Seeufer), Um 1925.
Watercolor, blue pencil and color chalks
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 31,200
Sold:
€ 81,250 / $ 84.500

(incl. surcharge)
Sitzender Rückenakt am Ufer (Sitzende am Teich / Am Seeufer). Um 1925.
Watercolor, blue pencil and color chalks.
Von Lüttichau/Pirsig-Marshall P 1925/68 (742). Signed in lower left. On wove paper. 34.8 x 49.8 cm (13.7 x 19.6 in), the full sheet.
With a chalk drawing of a squatting girl in blue pencil on the reverse.
• Mueller conceived and variegated his art with great sensitivity and sought to gain new motifs and impulses through minor modifications.
• Work by the renowned "Brücke" artist in expressive duct
.

PROVENANCE: Galerie Ferdinand Möller (until February 17, 1925).
Heinrich Stinnes Collection (acquired from the above, until1938: Dr. August Klipstein, June 20 - 22, 1938).
Private collection Augsburg (since 1958: Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett, November 21/22, 1958).
Private collection Nordrhein-Westfalen (acquired from the above in 1965).
Private collection (inherited from the above, since 2013).

LITERATURE: Ferdinand Möller Privatsammlung - Inventarbuch von Ferdinand Möller, 1925-1934 (Nachlass Ferdinand Möller, Berlinische Galerie Berlin, BG-K-N/F.Möller-76-B4, p. 14, no. 221).
Dr.August Klipstein, Vormals Gutekunst und Klipstein, Bern, June 20 - 22, 1938, Moderne Graphik der Sammlung Heinrich Stinnes: Aquarelle, Handzeichnungen, …, lot no. 822.
Wenzel Nachbaur, Otto Mueller Werklisten, Archiv Roman Norbert Ketterer, Kirchner Museum, Davos 1950er Jahre, with illu.
Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett, Roman Norbert Ketterer, auction 32, November 21/22, 1958, lot 711, illu. on plate 24.
Lüttichau, Mario-Andreas von and Tanja Pirsig-Marshall (editor): Otto Mueller. Werkverzeichnis der Gemälde und Zeichnungen (CD-ROM), Munich 2003, extended edition Essen 2007/08, 742.
Lüttichau, Mario-Andreas von und Tanja Pirsig-Marshall, Otto Mueller. Catalogue raisonné Zeichnungen und Gemälde, 2nd vol., 2020, P1925/68 (742).
"These sheets emanate a slight melancholia. A sensitive introspection that seems to shy away." Paul Westheim, in: "Das Kunstblatt", quoted after Florian Karsch, Otto Mueller. Das graphische Werk, Berlin 1975, p. 7)




443
Otto Mueller
Sitzender Rückenakt am Ufer (Sitzende am Teich / Am Seeufer), Um 1925.
Watercolor, blue pencil and color chalks
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 31,200
Sold:
€ 81,250 / $ 84.500

(incl. surcharge)