Sommermorgen am Starnberger See. Um 1920 /25. Oil on canvas. Lower right signed. Verso signed and twice signed on the stretcher, as well as titled by a hand other than that of the artist. 80.5 x 80.5 cm (31.6 x 31.6 in).
We are grateful to Mr. Wolfgang Schüller, Munich, for his kind expert advice.
PROVENANCE: Private collection Berlin.
The skilful mastery that Edward Cucuel applies to ever new variations of similar motifs is characteristic of the artist‘s entire artistic creation. Themes resemble, elegant and lascivious beauties, skilfully rendered by Cucuel in gentle light, their carelessness expresses a kind of simplicity of existence, the volitional escapism epitomizes a hedonistic environment. Cucuel knows how to let his color values shine. The female figure, often depicted in a slightly slanted position, allows the observer to enter a scene he would love to linger in. It is a very noble counterworld that contributed to Cucuel‘s early renown.