Allee mit zwei Reitern. Wohl 1911. Pastel. Signed in lower right. On laid paper, presumably from a sketchbook. 13.5 x 21.3 cm (5.3 x 8.3 in), the full sheet.
• Extremely color-intensive depiction, which presumably reflects southern light conditions during a stay in Rome • Intimate, personal work in a small format • Liebermann's preferred motif, light shining through foliage and dancing on the ground, is rendered in an interpretation in summery colors.
Accompanied by a photo expertise from Drs. Margreet Nouwen, Berlin, dated June 8, 2007.
PROVENANCE: Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia (acquired directly from the artist). Private collection Northern Germany (acquired in 2007).
LITERATURE: Ketterer Kunst, Munich, 315th auction, June 12, 2007, lot 150 (with illu.).