Sale: 530 / Evening Sale / The Hermann Gerlinger Collection, June 10. 2022 in Munich Lot 62

 

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Erich Heckel
Stehende Fränzi (Stehendes Kind), 1910/11.
Woodcut in colors
Post auction sale: € 80,000 / $ 92,800
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Stehende Fränzi (Stehendes Kind). 1910/11.
Woodcut in colors.
Ebner/Gabelmann 423 H b. 1. Dube H 204. Söhn HDO 216-2. Signed and dated. Monogrammed in printing block. 36.7 x 27.5 cm (14.4 x 10.8 in). Sheet: 49 x 39 cm (19,3 x 15,4 in).
Sheet 2 from the 6th annual portfolio of the artist group "Brücke". The minimum print run reflects the number of passive "Brücke" members, at that point 68 people.

• An icon of German Expressionism.
• Very rare on the international auction market.
• From the 6th annual "Brücke" portfolio.
• Other copies of this woodcut are in renowned collections like the Städel in Frankfurt am Main and the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart
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PROVENANCE:
Private collection Baden-Württemberg.
Private collection Southern Germany (for around 30 years).

The color woodcut "Fränzi Stehend (Stehendes Kind)" is one of the most important works of German expressionist graphics. It was created in 1910/11 and published in the 6th annual portfolio of the "Brücke" designed by Erich Heckel. The cover sheet for this work was prepared by Hermann Max Pechstein. The portfolio includes the most important graphic media: in addition to the color woodcut "Fränzi stehend (Stehendes Kind)", a lithograph "Akte im Wald" and an etching "Straße mit Fußgängern". The edition of the respective annual portfolio is based on the number of passive members of the artist group, in 1911 there were about 68 people. The active members of the "Brücke" present themselves and their aspirations for a new and free art to the public through the jointly published print works. In the period from 1906 to 1908, Heckel did not make color woodcuts. From 1909 he used a new process based on Edvard Munch‘s accomplishments, in which the woodcut plate was sawn up. The colored areas are sawn out of the wooden panel and individually saturated with paint. In a next step, the colored and black parts are reassembled and printed in one go. This avoids the overlaps in the edges and gives you a flat print image. In 1910 the typical two-dimensional "Brücke" style had been brought to perfection by Heckel, Kirchner, Schmidt-Rottluff and Pechstein.

Lina Franziska Fehrmann (1900-1950), known as Fränzi, is shown in the woodcut offered here. She was about ten years old when she met the "Brücke" artists in Dresden. Erich Heckel moved into his studio at Falkenbrücke 2a at the end of October 1910. Starting this year, Fränzi appears as a motif in a wide range of poses and in all techniques. She became an icon of the "Brücke" style, and is particularly common in works by E. L. Kirchner and Erich Heckel. Heckel's studio can also be identified as place of origin of this woodcut, for which a postcard to Maschka Mueller dated January 10, 1911 and a drawing "Stehendes Kind" from 1910 (Deutsche Bank Collection) served as the template. The same background can be seen in both the postcard and the woodcut: a hilly landscape covered with pine trees, which is a wall hanging that has adorned Heckel's studio since the beginning of the year, probably reflecting impressions of his trip to Italy in 1909 and which can be found in many of his works. Heckel also brought the influence of the Etruscan frescoes with him from Italy, which are clearly reflected in this color woodcut. Fränzi as a semi-nude, a female figure determined by the contours, still a child, in which femininity blossoms, framed by a flat, decorative background. The work is particularly impressive for its clear contours and contrasting colors. It is one of the most beautiful sheets of the "Brücke". [SM]



62
Erich Heckel
Stehende Fränzi (Stehendes Kind), 1910/11.
Woodcut in colors
Post auction sale: € 80,000 / $ 92,800
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