Verschneiter Waldweg. 1917. Oil on panel. Imiela p. 420. Verso with the estate stamp, here dated "1918" and with the work number 164. 61 x 49 cm (24 x 19.2 in).
• Winter landscapes are very rare in Slevogt's oeuvre. • Winterly forest near Neukastell, where the artist lived on the farmstead 'Slevogthof'. • Wonderful energetic brushstroke with which Slevogt put the trees' branches and their shade onto the winterly forest.
This work's authenticity has kindly been confirmed orally by Bernhard Geil, to whom we are very grateful for his kind expert advice.
PROVENANCE: From the artist's estate (1932, verso with the stamp) Private collection Kaiserslautern (Imiela p. 420). Private collection Northern Germany.
EXHIBITION: Max Slevogt. Exhibition on occasion of the artist's 50th birthday at Ausstellungshaus Kurfürstendamm, Berlin, November-December 1918, p. 44, cat. no. 217 (here titled "Rauhreif").