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Sale: 449 / Modern Art, June 10. 2017 in Munich Lot 257

 
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Lesende Frau (Bildnis Frau Toni Kirchhoff sitzend auf dem Balkon). Ca. 1927.
Oil on board with canvas structure, laid on baord.
Jawlensky/ Pieroni-Jawlensky 1259. Lower left monogrammed. 43 x 32.3 cm (16.9 x 12.7 in). Backing board: 46 x 33,5 cm (18 x 13,3 in).
Verso of backing board inscribed "Frau Toni Kirchhoff Wiesbaden etwa 1920 gemalt von Alexey [sic!] von Jawlensky. Freund von (Sammler Kirchhoff)" by a hand other than that of the artist.

With a loan inquiry for the exhibition "Der Garten der Avantgarde. Heinrich Kirchhoff: Ein Sammler von Jawlensky, Klee, Nolde…“ (Museum Wiesbaden, 26 October 2017 – 24 February 2018) .

PROVENANCE: Collection Kichhoff, Wiesbaden (until at least 1939).
Collection Dr. Conrad Doebbeke, Berlin.
Art trader Lempertz Cologne, 451st auction, 27 October 1958, lot 139.
Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett Roman Norbert Ketterer, 33rd auction, 29/30 May 1959, lot 365, Illu plate 18 (verso with gallery label and lot number).
Franz Monheim, Aachen.
Ursula Neußer-Monheim.
Private collection Northern Germany (inheritance).

EXHIBITION: Deutsche und französische Kunstwerke des 20. Jahrhunderts. Galerie Wilhelm Grosshennig, Düsseldorf, 2nd November 1974 until late February 1975, color illu. in catalog on p. 34.

LITERATURE: Clemens Weiler, Jawlensky Köpfe - Gesichter - Meditationen, Hanau 1970, p. 159, no.10.

Essay
Alexej von Jawlensky painted the wife of the well-known Wiesbaden collector Kirchhoff in a restrained manner and pastel-like coloring. Owed to its calm atmosphere, the painting, which is rather arranged like a sketch, is a document of the trustful relation between the artist and his patron. The dress‘s moderate shades of bluefind effective support in the faint violet, however, entirely without running danger of breaking the restrained overall atmosphere. A comparison with Bonnard suggests itself, especially for the composition‘s decorative appeal. Leaving his established grounds, Jawlensky created a rather calm composition with this work, owed to the harmony of colors and forms it is an intentional approach to a contrary expression.

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Alexej von Jawlensky
Lesende Frau (Bildnis Frau Toni Kirchhoff sitzend auf dem Balkon), Ca. 1927.
Oil
Post auction sale: € 53,000 / $ 61,480
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