Sale: 528 / Modern Art, June 11. 2022 in Munich Lot 462

 

462
Karl Hofer
Tessiner Landschaft bei Breganzona, 1936.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 34,800
Sold:
€ 33,750 / $ 39.150

(incl. surcharge)
Tessiner Landschaft bei Breganzona. 1936.
Oil on canvas.
Wohlert 1253. Lower right monogrammed and dated (in ligature). 64 x 89.5 cm (25.1 x 35.2 in).
[AR].
• Family-owned for more than 50 years.
• Hofer's Ticino landscapes play an important role in his creation. They are an expression of his quest for calm and balance.
• Our work with its characteristic bright facades under a clear blue sky was also made in the Mediterranean mountain landscapes around Lake Lugano.
• Other Ticino landscapes are in possession of, among others, the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, the Staatliche Kunstsammlung in Karlsruhe, the Kunsthalle Mannheim and the Kunst Museum Winterthur
.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Munich (until 1961, Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett).
Maximilianshütte (cquired from the above).
Private collection Southern Germany (inherited in 1972).

LITERATURE: Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett, Roman Norbert Ketterer, 36th auction, part 1, May 3, 1961, lot 158 (with color illu., plate no. 35).

"During a stay in Zürich after war captivity, I went to the Ticino together with Hermann Haller and I got to see this paradise for the first time. It is a world that is clearly Italian and yet entirely different."
(Karl Hofer, Aus Leben und Kunst, Berlin 1952, p. 14)




462
Karl Hofer
Tessiner Landschaft bei Breganzona, 1936.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 34,800
Sold:
€ 33,750 / $ 39.150

(incl. surcharge)