Stillleben mit Früchten und Krug. 1950. Oil on canvas. Lenz/Billeter 1950/31. Twice signed in lower right. With a label on verso of the stretcher, inscribed with the date, the place "Montagnola" and the archive number "177". 81 x 100 cm (31.8 x 39.3 in).
• Splendid still life in the dark, rich and lush coloring typical of the artist's later period of creation. • Family-owned for 25 years. • Another version of this still life is at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne (inventory number ML 76/3012).
The work is registered at the Hans Purrmann Archive with the number 177/1950/3.
PROVENANCE: Private collection Zürich. Galerie Schwarzer, Düsseldorf (acquired at Germann Auktionen, Zürich, 9601st auction, lot no. 15). Private collection Baden-Württemberg (acquired from aforementioned in 1996). Private collection Hesse (inherited from aforementioned in 2019).