Sale: 449 / Modern Art I, June 10. 2017 in Munich Lot 225

 
225
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Drei Akte im Walde, 1933/34.
Woodcut in colors
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 47,600
Sold:
€ 87,500 / $ 104.125

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Drei Akte im Walde. 1933/34.
Woodcut in colors.
To-be Gercken 1728 V. Dube 637 e 1 V (of V). One of 18 known hand-made proofs, all with minimally varying colors, from this printing state. On Japon. 35.2 x 49.8 cm (13.8 x 19.6 in). Sheet: 39 x 58,5 cm (15,3 x 23 in).
The same subject in opposite direction inspired Kirchner to the small and large version of the painting "Akte im Walde" (cf. Gordon 970 and 971).
Rare woodcut in brilliant colors from Kirchner's later period of creation.
We are grateful to Prof. Dr. Günther Gercken, Lütjensee, for his kind expert advice.

PROVENANCE: Galerie Vömel, Düsseldorf.
Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett R.N. Ketterer, 33rd auction, Stuttgart 1959, cat. no. 417 with black-and-white illu. on plate 56.
Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett R.N. Ketterer, 37th auction, Stuttgart 5 May 1962. Cat. no. 765 with black and white illu. on plate 32.
Private collection Hesse (acquired in aforementioned auction).

LITERATURE: Annemarie Dube-Heynig, E.L. Kirchner - Graphik, Munich 1961, color plate 90 (the printing state offered here in respective color variant).

225
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Drei Akte im Walde, 1933/34.
Woodcut in colors
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 47,600
Sold:
€ 87,500 / $ 104.125

(incl. 25% surcharge)
 


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