Après le bain. Um 1911/12. Oil on canvas. Signed in lower left. Verso of the canvas with an old label inscribed and titled in French, as well as with the artist's Paris address and with hand-written dimensions. 47 x 65 cm (18.5 x 25.5 in).
• From the artist's early period of creation, made at Hartmannsberg Palace in Chiemgau.
PROVENANCE: Galerie Bernd Dürr, Munich. Private collection Southern Germany (acquired from aforementioned in 2003).
'The lightly dressed women that he paints must be able to endure the heat of the sun and mosquitoes, as well as rough and cold air in our often very early autumn days. He knows no exhaustion when working, doesn't let himself be disturbed and prefers to finish a piece in one go.' Quote from: Fritz von Ostini, The Painter Edward Cucuel, Zürich 1924, p. 28.