Sale: 360 / Modern Art, Dec. 12. 2009 in Munich Lot 131

 
Emil Nolde - Pferd und Füllen


131
Emil Nolde
Pferd und Füllen, 1916.
Watercolour
Estimate:
€ 10,000 / $ 11,300
Sold:
€ 39,040 / $ 44.115

(incl. 22% surcharge)

Watercolor over color pen and pencil drawing
Signed lower right. Titled on backing cardboard by a hand other than that of the artist (Ada Nolde?). On glassine. 12,8 x 18,8 cm (5 x 7,4 in), the full sheet

The work is accompanied by a photo expertise from Prof. Manfred Reuther, Foundation Seebüll Ada and Emil Nolde dated 2 November 2009. The work is registered there.

PROVENANCE: Private collection North Germany.

LITERATURE: Cf. Martin Urban, Emil Nolde. Blumen und Tiere, Cologne 1965, illu. p. 41.

All his life Emil Nolde felt closely connected with nature. This love for the nature he is surrounded by finds particular expression in his watercolors. The ample flower garden in Seebüll provides him with numerous models for his watercolors of flowers, their intensive colors deliver proof of Nolde’s mastery of his special color application technique, a technique that Nolde also employs in his watercolors of animals. This work seems to originate from earlier days, as a comparable work from 1916 proves. The heavy sky, typical of Nolde, can be observed on this sheet, while the two horses are still characterized by a graphical flow. [KD].




131
Emil Nolde
Pferd und Füllen, 1916.
Watercolour
Estimate:
€ 10,000 / $ 11,300
Sold:
€ 39,040 / $ 44.115

(incl. 22% surcharge)