Sale: 342 / Modern Art / Sideways, Dec. 03. 2008 in Munich Lot 73

 
Josef Karl Nerud - Blick von Simbach nach Braunau, Abendstimmung


 
73
Josef Karl Nerud
Blick von Simbach nach Braunau, Abendstimmung, 1932.
Watercolour
Estimate:
€ 1,500 / $ 1,815
Sold:
€ 1,952 / $ 2.361

(incl. 22% surcharge)
Lot description

Blick von Simbach nach Braunau, Abendstimmung. 1932.
Watercolour and India ink brush.
Signed and dated upper right, once more signed and dated lower left on the original backing. On wove paper by Schoellers-Hammer (with watermark), firmly mounted on original backing. 37,7 : 57 cm (14,8 : 22,4 in), the full sheet. Nerud’s work attained a first high point between 1927 and 1933. His birthplace, to which he returned to stay in 1929 had always been a source of inspiration at that time. Portraiture was still his forte, yet now he began to concentrate more on views of Simbach. Our work is a particularly fine example of Nerud’s masterly and subtle handling of colour. The subdued palette convincingly conveys a brooding evening mood while the houses seem to be suffused with an unreal glow and throbbing with life. [ME]

PROVENIENZ: Private collection South Germany.

In good condition. Barely noticeably discoloured.

73
Josef Karl Nerud
Blick von Simbach nach Braunau, Abendstimmung, 1932.
Watercolour
Estimate:
€ 1,500 / $ 1,815
Sold:
€ 1,952 / $ 2.361

(incl. 22% surcharge)