Sale: 494 / Modern Art, Dec. 07. 2019 in Munich Lot 418

 
418
Gabriele Münter
Landschaft bei Stockholm (Naturstudie aus Dänemark), 1916.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 50,000 / $ 55,000
Sold:
€ 62,500 / $ 68.750

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Landschaft bei Stockholm (Naturstudie aus Dänemark). 1916.
Oil on canvas.
Signed and dated in lower right. Stretcher with the crossed-out inscription "G. Münter Stocksund Villa" by a hand other than that of the artist and with remains of two labels. Additionally with the address stamsp of a frame maker "Forager House Studio" in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania. 58.5 x 46.2 cm (23 x 18.1 in).

Autumnal landscape depiction from the year of the breakup with Wassily Kandinsky.
Before the end of the war Münter sent this work from her Danish exile to her uncle in Texas
.
Accompanied by a written expertise issued by the Gabriele Münter- and Johannes Eichner-Foundation from October 18, 2011 (in copy). The painting will be included into the catalog raisonné of paiontigns by Gabriele Münter.
An original photography of the painting with the hand-written inscription "G. Münter / Naturstudie aus Dänemark / aus der Bildersendung gegen 1918 an Joe Donohoo, Pleinview Texas/ nun bei Minnie Moore, Littele Rock, Arkansas / Jan. 1957" is in teh arcgive of the Gabriele Münter- and Johannes Eichner-Foundation, Munich.

PROVENANCE: Joe Donohoo, Plainview, Texas (the artist's uncle, around 918).
Minnie Moore, Little Rock, Arkansas (1957).
Collection Dr. Albert Rosenthal, New Jersey (1972).
Private collection Southern Germany.
Private collection Hesse.

EXHIBITION: Festival 72: Exhibition of Decorative and Fine Arts from New Jersey Private Collections, New Jersey State Museum, June 30 to August 6, 1972, with illu. in black and white (here with the title "Stocksund Villa").
Klinger to Kollwitz. German Art of Expressionism, Princeton University Art Museum, January to June, 2002, cat. no. 35.

"Münter is at her best when she captures an event with just a couple of colors and simply overlooks details. Because that's when she captures what we usually overlook, the things too quiet to be said."
Gregor Paulsson, Gabriele Münter, in: Stockholms Dagblad, October 20, 1916.

418
Gabriele Münter
Landschaft bei Stockholm (Naturstudie aus Dänemark), 1916.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 50,000 / $ 55,000
Sold:
€ 62,500 / $ 68.750

(incl. 25% surcharge)