Donautalfelsen (bei Hausen im Tal). Um 1922. Oil on board. Signed in lower right. 50.3 x 69.3 cm (19.8 x 27.2 in).
• Fascinating landscape painting in the manner of New Objectivity. • In the early 1920s Birkle found a retreat from the Berlin big city life in the beautiful landscape around the Beuron monastery.
We are grateful to Roswita and Victor Pontzen, Archive Albert Birkle, Salzburg, for the kind expert advice. The painting is registered at the archive with the number 230.
PROVENANCE: Neue Münchner Galerie Dr. Hiepe, Munich (in commission from the artist in the late 1970s). Galerie Hasenclever, Munich, ca. 1979/80 (acquired from aforementioned). Private collection France. Art trade Widder, Vienna. Private collection (acquired from aforementioned in 2007).