Sale: 459 / Modern Art I, Dec. 09. 2017 in Munich Lot 608

 

608
Max Liebermann
Sommerliche Allee, Um 1907.
Pastel
Estimate:
€ 24,000 / $ 27,840
Sold:
€ 65,000 / $ 75.400

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Sommerliche Allee. Um 1907.
Color Pastel.
Lower right signed. On brownish paper. 10.8 x 17.5 cm (4.2 x 6.8 in) , the full sheet.

Small and light-flooded study, a great document of Liebermann's graphic perfection and his fascination for the diverse effects of light.
This work’s authenticity has kindly been confirmed orally by Drs. Margreet Nouwen, Berlin. The work will be included into the forthcoming catalog raisonné of works on paper.

PROVENANCE: Collection Bruno and Sadie Adriani, Berlin and Monterey/California (the jurist and art collector Bruno Adriani was active as lawyer in Potsdam as of 1910. Over the years he compiled an extensive collections of paintings. After his move to Geneva at the end of 1930s and his emigration in 1936 he bequeathed a large part to the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco in the 1960s).
Rose Marie Chamberlin, Los Angeles (inherited from aforementioned).
Private collection Los Angeles (gifted from aforementioend between 1985 and 1989).

"That is the pure poetic nature of true painting: with its own means of expression, with drawing and color, to give us a feeling of light and air.“
Max Liebermann, quote after: Max Liebermann, Die Phantasie in der Malerei. Schriften und Reden, Frankfurt a.M. 1978, p. 91.

The light breakingin through the foliage of the trees was a charming coloristic element in the works of the late impressionists. Max Liebermann, along with Max Slevogt, has made it a preferred stylistic device of his urban park landscapes. The Tiergarten, right in front of Liebermann's door, offered the opportunity for studies of nature from which the present sheet certainly originates. Striking are the few graphic means Liebermann requires (in his technical perfection) to create such an atmospheric park scene as that in our radiant pastel.



608
Max Liebermann
Sommerliche Allee, Um 1907.
Pastel
Estimate:
€ 24,000 / $ 27,840
Sold:
€ 65,000 / $ 75.400

(incl. 25% surcharge)