Tessiner Dorfansicht. 1927. Watercolor over pencil. Dated "31.VI 27" in left edge and with date "31. Juni 1927" on verso. On creme laid paper by Ingres (with watermark). 23,6 x 31 cm (9,2 x 12,2 in), almost the full sheet. Verso with a pencil sketch. [CB].
This work's authenticity has kindly been confirmed by Frau Regina Bucher, Fondazione Hermann Hesse, Montagnola (Switzerland), and orally by Volker Michels, estaze Hermann Hesse, on the basis of digital photos. We are grateful to both for their expert advice.
PROVENANCE: Antiquarian book shop Fritz Eggert, Stuttgart. Private collection Baden-Württemberg (acquired from previously mentioned in 1981).
LITERATURE: Cf. Volker Michels (publisher), Hermann Hesse. Spiel mit Farben. Der Dichter als Maler, Frankfurt am Main 2005, p. 219 (similar motif, 1928).