Sale: 533 / Modern Art Day Sale and Gerlinger Collection, Dec. 10. 2022 in Munich Lot 450

 

450
Emil Nolde
Ada liegend, 1907.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 36,800
Sold:
€ 62,500 / $ 57,500

(incl. surcharge)
Ada liegend. 1907.
Watercolor.
Signed in lower right. On delicate off-white wove paper. 32.8 x 48.7 cm (12.9 x 19.1 in), size of sheet.
[AM].
• Ada Nolde, the artist's wife, captured in a spontaneopus and expressive duct.
• Intimate depictions like this are very rare among the artist's watercolors.
• Early watercolor with a strong luminosity.
• For the first time on the international auction market (source: artprice.com)
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Accompanied by a photo expertise from Prof. Dr. Martin Urban, Foundation Seebüll Ada and Emil Nolde, dated December 4, 1986.

PROVENANCE: Collection Rauert, Hamburg.
Galleria Henze, Lugano.
Private collection Southern Germany (acquired from the above in 1986).

“At that time, soon and dearly, I wrote to the young actress, my friend Ada. [.] It was like a distant happiness that I was only allowed to think about in dreams."
Emil Nolde about his later wife Ada Vilstrup, in: Emil Nolde, Das eigene Leben. Die Zeit der Jugend von 1867-1902, Flensburg/Hamburg 1949, p. 286.




450
Emil Nolde
Ada liegend, 1907.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 36,800
Sold:
€ 62,500 / $ 57,500

(incl. surcharge)