Hans Hansen (Der Bruder des Künstlers). 1899. Oil on burlap. Urban 42. Signed in lower left. Verso of the stretcher once more signed and titled. 70 x 57.2 cm (27.5 x 22.5 in). In the catalog raisonné of Emil Nolde's paintings the author Prof. Martin Urban mentions that Emil Nolde subsequently changed the title of this work on his hand-writtenlist from 1930 from "Bruder Hans" to "Hans Hansen". [CG]. • One of the artist's very early and rare family portraits. • For a long time owned by the artist's family (Niels Hansen, the artist's nephew) • Subdued, subtle nordic coloring.
PROVENANCE: From the artist's estate Niels Hansen, Solderup Mark, Jejsing, Denmark (the artist's nephew, inherited from the artist in 1956). Private collection Southern Germany (since 2008).
LITERATURE: Emil Nolde, hand-written list, 1930. Emil Nolde, Mein Leben, Cologne 1976, p. 96. Emil Nolde, Das eigene Leben, 3rd revised edition, Cologne 1967, p. 245. Manfred Reuther, Das Frühwerk Emil Noldes. Vom Kunstgewerbler zum Künstler, Cologne 1985, cat. no. 16 (with illu. on p. 34). Bruun Rasmussen, Copenhagen, 785th auction, Paintings - Sculptures - and Prints, March 4, 2008, lot 305 (with color illu., with a label on verso of the stretcher).