Sale: 533 / Modern Art Day Sale and Gerlinger Collection, Dec. 10. 2022 in Munich Lot 486

 

486
Hermann Max Pechstein
Zwei Mädchen am Tisch, 1910.
Watercolor over black chalks
Post auction sale: € 30,000 / $ 28,200
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Zwei Mädchen am Tisch. 1910.
Watercolor over black chalks.
Bottom right monogrammed and dated. On brownish wove paper. 33.2 x 43.3 cm (13 x 17 in), the full sheet.
With a small, fragmentary sketch of a nude on the reverse. [CH].
• The motif of a girl on a green couch can also be found in Pechstein's painting "Das grüne Sofa" (Museum Ludwig, Cologne) and in Kirchner's work "Artistin (Marzella)" (Brücke-Museum, Berlin) from the same year.
• Document of an intensive, mutually influential cooperation between the two Brücke artists during the Dresden years. Works from this creative period are particularly sought-after today.
• Fränzi (Lina Franziska Fehrmann) was one of the "Brücke" artists' preferred models
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PROVENANCE: Collection Hermann Gerlinger, Würzburg (with the collector's stamp Lugt 6032).

EXHIBITION: Das Aquarell der Brücke. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Künstlergruppe Brücke, Brücke-Museum, Berlin, September 5 - November 16, 1975, cat. no. 99 (with the title "Dame und Mädchen am Tisch").
Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig (permanent loan from the Collection Hermann Gerlinger, 1995-2001).
Frauen in der Kunst und Leben der "Brücke", Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig, September 10 - November 5, 2000, cat. no. 54 (with illu. on p: 136).
Kunstmuseum Moritzburg, Halle an der Saale (permanent loan from the Collection Hermann Gerlinger, 2001-2017).
Die Brücke in Dresden 1905-1911, Dresdener Schloss, Galerie Neue Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, October 20, 2001 - January 6, 2002, cat. no. 253 (with illu.).
Expressiv! Die Künstler der Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Albertina, Vienna, June 1 - August 26, 2007, cat. no. 222, pp. 336f. (with color illu).
Der Blick auf Fränzi und Marcella. Zwei Modelle der Brücke-Künstler Heckel, Kirchner und Pechstein, Sprengelmuseum Hanover, August 29, 2010 - January 9, 2011; Stiftung Moritzburg, Kunstmuseum des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt, Halle (Saale), February 6 - May 1, 2011, cat. no. 87, p. 134 (with color illu. on p. 77).
Buchheim Museum, Bernried (permanent loan from the Collection Hermann Gerlinger, 2017-2022).
Brückenschlag: Gerlinger - Buchheim! Museumsführer durch die "Brücke"-Sammlungen von Hermann Gerlinger und Lothar-Günther Buchheim, Feldafing 2017, pp. 144f. (with illu. on p: 145).

LITERATURE: Heinz Spielmann (ed.), Die Maler der Brücke. Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Stuttgart 1995, pp. 246f., SHG no. 353 (with illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Collection Hermann Gerlinger, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 394, SHG no. 864 (with illu. on p. 395).

In 1908, after a longer stay in Paris, Hermann Max Pechstein was the first of the "Brücke" artists to move to the lively, exciting city of Berlin, where he exhibited three works at the Berlin Secession in the same year. From then on, he lived and worked in his studio on Kurfürstendamm, very close to numerous dance halls, nightclubs and cabarets. Later he lived on Durlacher Strasse in Berlin-Friedenau. Pechstein regularly returned to his artist colleagues in Dresden or they would visit him in Berlin. During the summer months of 1909 and 1910, Pechstein worked with Kirchner and Heckel in Dresden and at the Moritzburg Lakes. During this same period, "Fränzi," Franziska Fehrmann, a young girl from Dresden, was the "Brücke" artists’ preferred model. In his "Erinnerungen" (see Leopold Reidemeister (ed.), Max Pechstein, Erinnerungen, Wiesbaden 1960, p. 42), Pechstein also mentioned her in retrospect. She can be found in important prints, drawings, watercolors and paintings in the œuvres of Heckel, Kirchner and also Pechstein. Her friend Marzella also was a welcome visitor. In the year the present watercolor was made, Pechstein also created, among other things, the painting "Das grüne Sofa" (Museum Ludwig, Cologne), in which a girl dressed in striped clothing and a conspicuous bow in her hair lounges on a green sofa, while Kirchner made the related painting "Artistin (Marzella)" (Brücke Museum, Berlin) which shows a very similar motif. Even though it cannot be said with absolute certainty that our drawing also shows Fränzi and Marzella, parallels in terms of time and motif make it highly probable. [CH]



486
Hermann Max Pechstein
Zwei Mädchen am Tisch, 1910.
Watercolor over black chalks
Post auction sale: € 30,000 / $ 28,200
+

 

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