Sale: 502 / Modern Art II, July 18. 2020 in Munich Lot 350

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Selbstbildnis (zeichnend), 1916.
Etching with surface etching
€ 40,000 - 60,000

$ 45,600 - 68,400

Lot description
Selbstbildnis (zeichnend). 1916.
Etching with surface etching.
Gercken 780 (II of III). Signed and inscribed "Eigendruck". On blotting paper by Huber Frères Wintherthur (with embosing print). 40.5 x 30.7 cm (15.9 x 12 in). Sheet: 85 x 42,8 cm (33,4 x 16,8 in).

• This is the first time in 25 years that a copy of this etching is offered on the international auction market.
• The only self portrait made in 1916
• Other copies are in the Brücke Museum, Berlin and the Städel Museum, Frankfurt

PROVENANCE: Private collection Germany (family-owned since 1972).

LITERATURE: Kornfeld und Klipstein, Bern, 145th auction, June 15 - 17, 1972, lot 524.
From a letter by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner to Gustav Schiefler about this etching:
Dear director,
I hereby send you the self portrait for your daughter. I made in a night during which I nearly lost consciousness, and i am not sure if she'll like it, so I added 2 other sheets. I will come back to Königstein to continue my treatment around mid May. Outside my studio and my accustomed work it is dififcult for me to exist the way the doctor wants me to. But it's okay, and I hope to get back on my feet.
Quote after: Wolfgang Henze, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner - Gustav Schiefler. Briefwechsel, p. 78

Called up: July 18, 2020 - ca. 14.50 h +/- 20 min.


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