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Sale: 455 / Art of the 19th Century, Nov. 24. 2017 in Munich Lot 67

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Meereswogen. Um 1912.
Oil on canvas.
Warmt G 509. Lower right signed. 94 x 150 cm (37 x 59 in).

PROVENANCE: Art shop Peter Wall, Berlin (1994).
Private collection Southern Germany.

LITERATURE: Weltkunst, Munich 1994, issue 8, color illu. on p. 1036.

Karl Hagemeister vividly described his student Siegward Sprotte how he made the large-format wave paintings on the island of Ruegen. He also recommended him to go and work on Ruegen, wishing him to experience a storm flood so he would understand Beethoven‘s Symphony No. 9, in which the composer illustrates the battle of the elements. "There was a storm raging in Lohme on Ruegen when I painted the big wave that is now on display at theNationalgalerie. I made four large seascape in only two days: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. In between I had a cup of strong coffee. While I was working on one of the pictures, there was such a big breaking wavethat got me wet to the hip, taking half my oil paints with it. But I carried on painting. I was awarded the grand medal for this picture. After I had finished the four seascapes in two days I said: Well – the storm may as well stop now!" (Karl Hagemeister, quote after Warmt, p. 171).
Karl Hagemeister
Meereswogen, Um 1912.
Oil on canvas
€ 25,000 / $ 28,750
€ 33,750 / $ 38.812

(incl. 25% surcharge)

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