Sale: 522 / Modern Art II, Dec. 11. 2021 in Munich Lot 446

 

446
Max Peiffer Watenphul
Stillleben mit Azalee, Notenbuch und Fächer, 1932.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 8,000 / $ 8,000
Sold:
€ 18,750 / $ 18.750

(incl. surcharge)
Stillleben mit Azalee, Notenbuch und Fächer. 1932.
Oil on canvas.
Watenphul Pasqualucci/Pasqualucci G 190. Upper left signed and dated. With hand-written number "G 236" on the reverse. With a label inscribed "Eigentum: Max Peiffer-Watenphul Venedig" on the stretcher, with a label from the Städtisches Museum Wuppertal-Elberfeld as wel as other labels with inscriptions hand numbers, among others, "G 236". 68.5 x 94 cm (26.9 x 37 in).
[KT].
• Made during his time at Villa Massimo in Italy after he had won the Rome Prize - a time that Peiffer Watenphul experienced as 'absolute beauty'.
• One of the most delicate still lifes from the early 1930, in addition to the vernal expression, the artist also integrated musical references.
• Particularly balanced, playful-airy and harmonious composition with notions of Japonism and the neat ornamentation of Rococo.
• Flower still lifes from this period are of key importance in his work: In 1933 he received the Additional Award at the International Art exhbition of Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh for one of those paintings; in 1937, however, the Nazis defamed him in the exhibition "Degenerate Art"
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PROVENANCE: Collection Felix Peltzer, Aachen.
Galerie Hella Nebelung, Düsseldorf (1974)
Private collection Thailand.

EXHIBITION: Max Peiffer Watenphul. Gemälde, Aquarelle, Graphik, Kunsthalle Kiel et al, January 8 - February 12, 1961, no. 1.
Max Peiffer Watenphul. Gemälde, Aquarelle, Grafik, Deutsches Klingenmuseum, Solingen, January 7 - February 18, 1962, no. 1.
Vom Bild zum Zeichen. Die Sammlung Felix Peltzer, Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum, Aachen, March-April 1962, no. 26.
Max Peiffer Watenphul. Gemälde, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, Kunsthalle, Darmstadt, July 1 - August 20, 1972, no. 16 (with illu. on p. 38).
Max Peiffer Watenphul. Ölbilder, Aquarelle, Lithos, Galerie Hella Nebelung, Düsseldorf, October 8 - November 12, 1974.




446
Max Peiffer Watenphul
Stillleben mit Azalee, Notenbuch und Fächer, 1932.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 8,000 / $ 8,000
Sold:
€ 18,750 / $ 18.750

(incl. surcharge)