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121002990
Otto Mueller
Sitzende und Badende mit Baum, 1914.
Lithograph
Starting bid: € 8,000 / $ 8,560
Sitzende und Badende mit Baum. 1914/18.
Lithograph with an ocher coloring printed from the same stone in monotype.
Karsch 56. Signed and inscribed"unverkäuflich". Hand-made print. Karsch assumes that Mueller printed ca. 10 copies, of which Karsch knew of only 4 copies. On slightly toned copper plate printing paper. 43 x 32.4 cm (16.9 x 12.7 in). Sheet: 59,7 x 44,7 cm (23,4 x 17,6 in).
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• Finr hand-made print from the "Old Stone", which Mueller used for his lithographs in Berlin from 1908 to 1918, with monotype coloring and the artist's inscription "unverkäuflich" (not for sale).
• Presumably of Mueller's first attempts to enrich a lithograph by color accentuations, according to Karsch, proof of color lithographs can only be found as of 1919.
• Unique character owing to the monotype coloringg.
• Very rare lithograph. To date, only one copy without signature and coloring has been offered on the international auction market (www.artprice.com).
• From the renowned Brücke collection of Hermann Gerlinger
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PROVENANCE: Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Würzburg (with the collector's stamp on the reverse, Lugt 6032, since 1999, Ketterer Kunst, auction 240, November 20, 1999, lot 19).

EXHIBITION: Kunstmuseum Moritzburg, Halle an der Saale (permanent loan from the Hermann Gerlinger Collection, 2001-2017).
Buchheim Museum, Bernried (permanent loan from the Hermann Gerlinger Collection, 2017-2022).

LITERATURE: Ketterer Kunst, Munich, Moderne Kunst I, auction 240, cat. no. 19 (with illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 410, SHG no. 888 (fig.).

Fine print with broad margins. Minimally discolored and sunned in outer margin. Broad margin with slight handling creases and with isolated faint rubbings. With barely legible inscriptions along the bottom edge.



121002990
Otto Mueller
Sitzende und Badende mit Baum, 1914.
Lithograph
Starting bid: € 8,000 / $ 8,560