Schwarzwaldbach. 1900. Oil on firm board. Thode S. 426. Bottom right monogrammed and dated. With hand-written numbers on the reverse. 78 x 69 cm (30.7 x 27.1 in).
• Privately-owned for a long time and offered on the auction market for the first time. • One of Thoma's best later Black Forest views, in which his view of the landscape as an earthly paradise becomes particularly clear. • Thoma completely dispenses with figures and does not allow anything to spoil the magic of the small valley. • Other Black Forest landscapes by Thoma are in renowned collections like the Städel Museum, Frankfurt a.M., the Staatl. Kunsthalle Karlsruhe and the Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin.
PROVENANCE: Collection Mrs Albert Keyl, Frankfurt a. M. (1909). Private collection Southern Germany (family-owned for two generations).
LITERATURE: Gustav Keyssner, Thoma. Eine Auswahl aus dem Lebenswerk des Meisters in 117 Abbildungen, Stuttgart/Berlin 1921 (with illu. on p. 82).