Sale: 424 / Modern Art, June 11./13. 2015 in Munich Lot 74

 

74
Elfriede Lohse-Wächtler
Zwei Brüder, 1931.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 10,000 / $ 11,600
Sold:
€ 11,875 / $ 13.774

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Zwei Brüder. 1931.
Watercolor over chalk drawing.
On firm laid paper. 63.6 x 46.3 cm (25 x 18.2 in), the full sheet.
Verso with watercolor 'Industriehafen'. [KD].
Large fully valid watercolor with dramatic subject.

The drastic accounts of the Hamburg harbor milieu always have notions of empathy for its protagonists, despite the socio-critical aspects. An unusually liberal handling combined with a poised eye for special situations, also characterize this work. It may have been intended as an illustration for release, as it remained unsigned. However, Elfriede Lohse-Wächtler had difficulties in selling her art for a good price. Always making ends meet, the artist made many of her best works while in dire straits. Our sheet definitely counts among them.



74
Elfriede Lohse-Wächtler
Zwei Brüder, 1931.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 10,000 / $ 11,600
Sold:
€ 11,875 / $ 13.774

(incl. 25% surcharge)