Sale: 530 / Evening Sale / The Hermann Gerlinger Collection, June 10. 2022 in Munich Lot 18

 

18
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
Liegender Akt, 1911.
Black Chalks
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 15,300
Sold:
€ 42,500 / $ 43.350

(incl. surcharge)
Liegender Akt. 1911.
Black Chalks.
Bottom right signed and dated. On creme wove paper from 'Rheinische Papierfabrik Neuss' (with the watermark). 33.5 x 43 cm (13.1 x 16.9 in), size of sheet.
[KT].

• With a poised line in black chalks, Schmidt-Rottluff stages a reclined nude on a sofa that is not visible in the drawing.
• The elegant execution reminds the observer of the legendary "Viertelstundenakte" (lit.: "Fifteen Minutes Nudes"), with which the young "Brücke" artists - together with their models - untiringly practiced the depiction of body shapes and postures
.

The work is documented in the archive of the Karl and Emy Schmidt-Rottluff Foundation, Berlin.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Hessen (1975, Hofheim/Taunus).
Collection Hermann Gerlinger, Würzburg (with the collector stamp).

EXHIBITION: Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Die Schwarzblätter, Ausstellung zum 90. Geburtstag, published by Gunther Thiem, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Graphische Sammlung, December 1, 1974 - January 26, 1975, cat. no. 9 (with illu.).
Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig (permanent loan from Collection Hermann Gerlinger, 1995-2001).
Kunstmuseum Moritzburg, Halle an der Saale (permanent loan from Collection Hermann Gerlinger, 2001-2017).
Die Brücke und die Moderne. 1904-1914, Bucerius Kunstforum, Hamburg, October 17, 2004 - January 31, 2005, cat. no. 38.
Die Brücke in Dresden. 1905-1911, Dresdner Schloss, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Galerie Neue Meister, October 20, 2001 - January 6, 2002, cat. no. 184 (with illu.).
Schmidt-Rottluff. Form, Farbe, Ausdruck, Buchheim Museum, Bernried am Starnberger See, September 29, 2018 - February 3, 2019, p. 161 (with illu.).
Buchheim Museum, Bernried (permanent loan from Collection Hermann Gerlinger, 2017-2022).

LITERATURE: Hauswedell & Nolte, Hamburg, auction on June 10, 1993, lot 871.
Heinz Spielmann (editor), Die Maler der Brücke. Collection Hermann Gerlinger, Stuttgart 1995, p. 223, SHG no. 298 (with illu.).
Gunther Thiem, Stephan von Wiese, Die Verwandlung der Venus. Schmidt-Rottluffs Akt-Zeichnungen von 1909-1913, Munich 2003, no. 32.
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (editors), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Collection Hermann Gerlinger, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 52, SHG no. 80 (with illu.).

This drawing belongs to a group of works created during the autumn/winter months in Hamburg, where Schmidt-Rottluff rented a small studio between October 1910 and March 1912. At that time, Schmidt-Rottluff was dealing with the tension between resting and eccentric movement in various techniques. Among them is this simple, classically executed black chalk drawing of a nude probably reclined on a sofa. Arms and hands are crossed behind the head, the right leg is propped up while the left one hangs down. With a few strong strokes, Schmidt-Rottluff stages the slender, fine body, accentuates the internal forms and hatches the hairstyle of the apparently relaxed sleeping person; with her eyes closed. [MvL]



18
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
Liegender Akt, 1911.
Black Chalks
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 15,300
Sold:
€ 42,500 / $ 43.350

(incl. surcharge)