Gelbe Blumen. 1934. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated in lower right. With a label on the reverse, inscribed by the artist with her name, the date, title, dimensions and "Nr. 55". 66.5 x 85 cm (26.1 x 33.4 in). [CH].
• Privately-owned for more than 5 years. • Pastose work in strong colors from this important creative period when the artist celebrated her first professional success. • Works from the 1930s are very rare as many her works were destroyed in her studio in a WWII air raid. • Ida Kerkovius is among the most renowned representatives of German Modernism. Her works are part of the collections of, among others, the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, the Städel Museum, Frankfurt/Main and the Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren.
We are grateful to Dr. Ursula Reinhardt, Stuttgart, for her kind expert advice.
PROVENANCE: Galerie Valentien, Stuttgart (with a hand-inscribed gallery label on the stretcher. Galerie Günther Franke, Munich. Private collection Southern Germany (acquired from aforementioned in 1965).
EXHIBITION: Ida Korkovius bei Günther Franke, Munich 1965, cat. no. 2 with illu. Hommage à Günther Franke, exhibition at Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, July 1 - September 18, 1983, cat. no. 85 with illu. on plate 27.