Sale: 424 / Modern Art, June 11./13. 2015 in Munich Lot 262

 

262
Lyonel Feininger
Dorfstraße in der Dämmerung und Mann mit Sense, 1910.
Colored chalk drawing
Estimate:
€ 14,000 / $ 16,240
Sold:
€ 30,000 / $ 34.800

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Dorfstraße in der Dämmerung und Mann mit Sense. 1910.
Colored chalk drawing.
Dated lower left. On half-toned wove paper (left margin with punched holes). 20.9 x 24 cm (8.2 x 9.4 in), the full sheet.
Cf. the similar lithograph "Häuser in Neppermin" from 1910 (Prasse L7). [KD].

The work will be included into the forthcoming catalog raisonné compiled by Achim Moeller, The Lyonel Feininger Project LLC, New Yorkn.

PROVENANCE: From artist's estate.
Private collection Germany.
Hauswedell & Nolte, Hamburg, 24 May, 1997, lot 873.
Leonard Hutton Galleries, New York (with label on frame).

EXHIBITION: Lyonel Feininger, Erlebnis und Vision - Die Reisen an die Ostsee, Museum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg, 1992, no. 60.
Twentieth Century Exiles: Artists Fleeing Hitlers Oppression, Nassau County Museum of Art, 18 November, 2001 - 3 February, 2002 (verso of frame with exhibition label).

The fishing villages at the Baltic were a welcome complement to this studies of villages in Thuringia. The communities' narrow and winding streets with their nested houses play to Feininger's liking for the odd. The man carrying a scythe in this sheet presumably alludes to the hidden fascination for these remote villages and their undiscovered secrets. Another work, a view of the village Neppermin from around the same time, was realized as a lithography.



262
Lyonel Feininger
Dorfstraße in der Dämmerung und Mann mit Sense, 1910.
Colored chalk drawing
Estimate:
€ 14,000 / $ 16,240
Sold:
€ 30,000 / $ 34.800

(incl. 25% surcharge)