Eurydike. 1947. Gouache. Claesges 47-040. Signed and dated in lower right. Verso inscribed "E.W:Nay / Gouache zu 'Eurydike' 1947" by Elisabeth Nay-Scheibler. On laid paper. 48 x 30 cm (18.8 x 11.8 in), the full sheet. [KT]. • Through the combination of abstract and figurative elements, Nay creates a poetic interpretation of the ancient myth of Eurydice bitten by the snake • From the fascinating "Hekate period" (1945-48), in which Nay reflects on the events of the recent past, often using mythological themes • After the years of defamation, important solo exhibitions took place in 1946/47, and the artist met important collectors, as well as his future wife Elisabeth Kerschbaumer.
PROVENANCE: Lempertz, Cologne, auction June 7, 1989, lot 1009 (with illu.). Private collection Germany.