Sale: 518 / Art of the 19th Century, June 17. 2021 in Munich Lot 39

 

39
Max Liebermann
Holländerin mit weißer Haube, Um 1881.
Oil on cardboard
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 17,400
Sold:
€ 45,000 / $ 52.200

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Holländerin mit weißer Haube. Um 1881.
Oil on cardboard.
Cf. Eberle 1886/1. Signed in upper right. Verso with hand-written numbers. 50 x 36.5 cm (19.6 x 14.3 in).

• For the first time on the auction market, from private collection of important works of German art from the 19th century.
• Previously unknown study, which was used for the large-format painting “Das Tischgebet”, 1886 (private collection, Düsseldorf).
• The artist examined the figure of the elderly woman in earlier works like the "Stopfenden Alten", 1880, one of Liebermann's most popular and best-known pictures, and the "Spinnerinnen", 1881.
• Liebermann dedicates himself to the expressive face of the woman in a moving style characterized by an exceptional precision and psychological understanding
.

Accompanied by a written expertise from Prof. Dr. Matthias Eberle, Max Liebermann Archive, Berlin. The work will be included into the catalog raisonné of paintings.

PROVENANCE: Collection Ernst Seeger (1848-1929), Berlin.
Gemälde-Galerie Carl Nicolai, Berlin (with a label on the reverse).
Collection Theodor Johannsen, Wedel (presumably acquired in the late 1920s, ever since family-owned).

LITERATURE: Rudolf Lepke's Kunst-Auctions-Haus, Berlin, Katalog von Oelgemaelden, Aquarellen und Zeichnungen erster Meister unserer Zeit aus bekanntem Berliner Besitz, sale on December 5, 1899, lot 61.
Die Kunst dem Volke – Sammlung originalgetreuer Reproduktionen Alter und Neuer Meister, vol. II: Neue Meister (scrapbook of the company Firma Petersen & Johannsen), Wedel around 1933, farb. trading sticker no. 75.
Matthias Eberle, Max Liebermann. Werkverzeichnis der Gemälde und Ölstudien, vol. 1: 1865-1899, Munich 1995, p. 282, in conjunction with cat. no. 1886/1: „Das Tischgebet".
Margreet Nouwen, Lob der Kartoffel-Van Goghs Kartoffelesser und Liebermanns Tischgebet, in: ex. cat. Max Liebermann und Vincent van Gogh, Liebermann-Villa am Wannsee, Berlin 2014, pp. 91-103, p. 101, color plate 5 on p. 100.




39
Max Liebermann
Holländerin mit weißer Haube, Um 1881.
Oil on cardboard
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 17,400
Sold:
€ 45,000 / $ 52.200

(incl. 25% surcharge)