Südseelandschaft. 1914. Watercolor. Signed in lower right. Verso inscribed "d / G / 19" by a hand other than that of the artist. On delicate Japon. 35 x 48.5 cm (13.7 x 19 in), the full sheet.
• Remarkable watercolor from Nolde's seminal voyage to the South Seas • Document of his tremendous spontaneity. Some of his finest works were made pressed for time. With an expertise issued by Dr. Manfred Reuther, former director of teh Foundation Seebüll Ada and Emil Nolde, from September 18, 2002.
PROVENANCE: Private collection Germany. Private collection Southern Germany (acquired from aforementioned in 2002).
LITERATURE: Villa Grisebach, Berlin, 104th auction, Seelct Works, November 29, 2002, lot 29. "The natives are a wonderful people insofar as they have not been debauched by the culture of the white man. We had the opportunity to meet primal people in their villages on just a few occassions. How lovely that was. […] their houses made of bamboo, covered with palmleaves and the exterior painted.“ Emil Nolde