Sale: 342 / Modern Art / Sideways, Dec. 03. 2008 in Munich Lot 14

 
Mateo Cristiani - Caféhausszene


 
14
Mateo Cristiani
Caféhausszene, 1930.
Watercolour
Estimate:
€ 1,000 / $ 1,160
Sold:
€ 1,586 / $ 1.839

(incl. 22% surcharge)
Lot description

Caféhausszene. Um 1930/35.
Watercolour and pencil.
Signed lower right. On firm wove paper. 37 : 49,8 cm (14,5 : 19,6 in), the full sheet. After studying at the Städelschule in Frankfurt and employment at an applied arts workshop together with his wife, Cristiani opened a studio of his own in Frankfurt, where he was chairmen of the Artists’ Association in 1931. The present watercolour dates from that period and is notable for a densely multifigural narrative component. Cristiani was indeed versatile. Apart from his work as an illustrator - for which his medium of choice was the woodcut - he published novels, short stories and verses he illustrated himself. The Cristianis usually encountered on the art market are paintings and watercolours. [HL]

PROVENIENZ: Private collection North Germany.

In good condition. Softly discoloured. With remains of an old mount on the reverse.

14
Mateo Cristiani
Caféhausszene, 1930.
Watercolour
Estimate:
€ 1,000 / $ 1,160
Sold:
€ 1,586 / $ 1.839

(incl. 22% surcharge)