Watercolor and pencil Titled in lower right of image. On gray-green slightly structured paper (rear of a notebook from the Hotel Esplanade, Locarno, with printed signet on verso). 18,6 x 14,2 cm (7,3 x 5,5 in), the full sheet Attached: Two poems by Hermann Hesse ("In Sand geschrieben" and "Im Auto über den Julier"), private print 1951. Monogrammed and inscribed "Zur Erinnerung an Montagnola" on inside of wrapper.
PROVENANCE: Estate Lilly Kehlmann (sister of Ninon Hesse, the artist's wife).
Charming small nature study, which - as the paper and the dedication lead one to assume - was presumaby made near Locarno at the Lago Maggiore, where Hesse lived in the small mountain village Montagnola from 1919 up until his death. [JS].