Sale: 502 / Modern Art II, July 18. 2020 in Munich Lot 341

 
341
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Fingerspielende Dodo, 1909.
Lithograph
Estimate:
€ 8,000 / $ 9,520
Sold:
€ 10,000 / $ 11.900

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Fingerspielende Dodo. 1909.
Lithograph.
Gercken 362. Dube 104. Schiefler 93. Signed and inscribed "Handdruck". Verso with the artist's stamped initials and with the hand-written inscription "Spielendes Mädchen". Hand-printed. From an edition of 10 known copies. On fine creme wove paper. 33.3 x 40.4 cm (13.1 x 15.9 in). Sheet: 38,2 x 48,5 cm (15 x 19,1 in).
[JS].
• According to Gercken only ten copies are known
• From 1909 Dodo was Kirchner‘s main model and lover for two years
• The painting "Dodo" from the same year, which shows her with hat, fan and in a yellow dress, is in possession of the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
• The outline of the nude and its reflection are masterly implemented
• From the collection of Kirchner‘s patron Botho Graef
.

PROVENANCE: Kunstverein Jena, Botho-Graef-Stiftung (1918-1937, gifted from the artist, verso with the stamp, Lugt 4337).
State-owned (1937-1939 as "Degenerate Art“, EK number 13045).
Bernhard A. Böhmer, Güstrow (acquired from aforementioned in 1939).
Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia.
No pending restitution claims.

EXHIBITION: Ketterer Kunst, 20th auction, 1974, no. 903.
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Von Jena nach Davos. Ex. cat. Stadtmuseum Göhre, Jena 1993/94, Leipzig 1993. p. 93.
Maria Schmid, Rausch und Ernüchterung. Die Bildersammlung des Jenaer Kunstvereins - Schicksal einer Sammlung der Avantgarde im 20. Jahrhundert, Jena / Quedlinburg 2008. p. 108, cat. no. 45.
www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/e/db_entart_kunst/datenbank (no. 13045).

341
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Fingerspielende Dodo, 1909.
Lithograph
Estimate:
€ 8,000 / $ 9,520
Sold:
€ 10,000 / $ 11.900

(incl. 25% surcharge)