Sale: 522 / Modern Art II, Dec. 11. 2021 in Munich Lot 432

 

432
Moriz Melzer
Fröhlicher Sommer (Sommerspiele), Um 1911.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 22,600
Sold:
€ 47,500 / $ 53.674

(incl. surcharge)
Fröhlicher Sommer (Sommerspiele). Um 1911.
Oil on canvas.
Bottom left signed. 106 x 161 cm (41.7 x 63.3 in).

• For the first time offered on the auction market.
• Part of the same private collection for more than twenty years.
• Consistent provenance.
• The year this work was made Moriz Melzer participated in , among others, several exhibitions of the Berliner Neue Secession and the Sonderbund exhibition in Cologne.
• His works are part of, among others, the collection of the Albertina in Vienna, the Nationalgalerie and the Berlinischen Galerie, Berlin, the Museum Neues Weimar and the Kunstmuseum Lucerne
.

PROVENANCE: From the artist's estate.
Galerie Berinson, Berlin (acquired from the above).
Private collection Berlin (acquired from the above in 2000).

EXHIBITION: Galerie Commeter, Hamburg 1914, no. 303 (with the hand-inscribed gallery label on the reverse.
Moriz Melzer. Streben nach reiner Kunst (1907-1927), Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg, December 16, 2007 - March 2, 2008, cat. no. 13 (with full-page color illu. on p. 63).
Zeitenwende. Von der Berliner Secession zur Novembergruppe, Bröhan-Museum, Landesmuseum für Jugendstil, Art Deco und Funktionalismus, Berlin, November 19, 2015 - April 3, 2016, cat. no. 79 (with color illu.).

"What I strive for / A pure art / The composed picture."
Moriz Melzer, 1914 (quoted from: Ex. cat. Moriz Melzer. Streben nach reiner Kunst.




432
Moriz Melzer
Fröhlicher Sommer (Sommerspiele), Um 1911.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 22,600
Sold:
€ 47,500 / $ 53.674

(incl. surcharge)