Sale: 432 / Modern Art I, June 11. 2016 in Munich Lot 307

 

307
Max Liebermann
Selbstbildnis, Büste im Dreiviertelprofil nach links, Um 1922.
Oil on panel
Estimate:
€ 50,000 / $ 58,000
Sold:
€ 63,750 / $ 73.950

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Selbstbildnis, Büste im Dreiviertelprofil nach links. Um 1922.
Oil on panel.
Eberle 1922/6. Lower right signed. 41 x 31.7 cm (16.1 x 12.4 in).

One of the artist's prominent self portraits.

PROVENANCE: Ludwig Lehmann, Lugano.
Kunsthaus Lempertz, Cologne, 473th auction June 1963, illu. plate 43.
Private ownership England (?).
Private ownership Rhineland.
Hermann Kunisch.
Villa Grisebach, 43th auction May 1995, cat. 12 with color illu.
Kunstkreis Berlin GbR (since 1993).

EXHIBITION: La Malmaison, Cannes 21 January - 29 April 1996, cat. p. 33 wit color illu.
Cranach Galerie, Lutherstadt Wittenberg 1996, cat. p. 33 with color illu.
Galerie Isabella Kacprzak, Berlin 1997.
Max Liebermann in Wannsee, Galerie Mutter Fourage, Berlin 1997.
Max Liebermann, Orangerie des Gregorianums, Dessau 2000, cat. p. 31 with color illu.
Licht, Phantasie und Charakter - Max Liebermann, Schloß Wernigerode, 11 April - 15 July 2001, cat. p. 9 with illu.
Max Liebermann. Poesie des einfachen Lebens, Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch Hall 14 September 2003 - 29 February 2004 (verso with the label), and Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal 14 March - 23 May 2004, each p. 141 with color illu.

LITERATURE: Hermann Kunisch, Max Liebermanns Selbstbildnisse, in: Jahrbuch Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Band XXIV, 1987, p. 359, illu. 71 (there presumably dated 1922).

The examination of the self occupied many artists. It is an interrogation of the most intimate kind. Max Liebermann also chose the self portrait as one of his preferred motifs. The critical and unsparing view onto himself is not characteristic of all these self-portraits. Especially the smaller works in study-like execution emanate the authenticity of their origin, since they lack any claim to representation. Max Liebermann's self-portraits occupy a key position in the artist's oeuvre. They show the artist's critical exploration of the self, using the findings to form an image. Max Liebermann rendered self-portraits in drawings and in prints, proof of how relevant this subject was to him. Rembrandt and van Gogh have left behind remarkable self-portraits, which should not narrow the view on Max Liebermann'sworks, as they are an admirable achievement of the German late impressionist.



307
Max Liebermann
Selbstbildnis, Büste im Dreiviertelprofil nach links, Um 1922.
Oil on panel
Estimate:
€ 50,000 / $ 58,000
Sold:
€ 63,750 / $ 73.950

(incl. 25% surcharge)