Sale: 533 / Modern Art Day Sale and Gerlinger Collection, Dec. 10. 2022 in Munich Lot 464

 

464
Hermann Max Pechstein
Italienische Landschaft, 1911.
Watercolor and charcoal
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 28,200
Sold:
€ 37,500 / $ 35,250

(incl. surcharge)
Italienische Landschaft. 1911.
Watercolor and charcoal.
Lower left monogrammed and dated. On ocher wove paper. 43.3 x 55.2 cm (17 x 21.7 in), the full sheet.
[KT].
• Made on Pechstein's honeymoon in Italy, after he had married Charlotte Kaprolat in spring 1911.
• Works from this time in Italy have hardly been documented through publications and exhibitions and just wait to be discovered.
• Pechstein is a true master of the large-format watercolor which he takes to a level of a whole new color intensity
.

PROVENANCE: Presumably Collection Felix Hollaender (1867-1931), Berlin.
Private collection Berlin/England/Hamburg (presumably inherited from the above, until 1957: Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett).
German private collection (1957).
Collection Hermann Gerlinger, Würzburg (with the collector's stamp Lugt 6032).

EXHIBITION: Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum, Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig (permanent loan from the Collection Hermann Gerlinger, 1995-2001).
Kunstmuseum Moritzburg, Halle an der Saale (permanent loan from the Collection Hermann Gerlinger, 2001-2017).
Im Rhythmus der Natur: Landschaftsmalerei der "Brücke". Meisterwerke der Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Städtische Galerie, Ravensburg, October 28, 2006 - January 28, 2007, p. 90 (with illu.).
Expressiv! Die Künstler der Brücke. Die Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Albertina, Vienna, June 1 - August 26, 2007, cat. no. 223 (with illu.).
Buchheim Museum, Bernried (permanent loan from the Collection Hermann Gerlinger, 2017-2022).

LITERATURE: Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett Roman Norbert Ketterer, 30th auction, November 27, 1957, lot 848.
Hauswedell & Nolte, Hamburg, Gemälde, Zeichnungen und Graphik des 15.-19. Jahrhunderts, auction on June 10, 1982 (catalog 242), lot 61.
Heinz Spielmann (editor), Die Maler der Brücke. Collection Hermann Gerlinger, Stuttgart 1995, p. 247, SHG no. 354 (with illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (editors), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Collection Hermann Gerlinger, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 395, SHG no. 865 (with illu.).

On March 29, 1911, Pechstein married Charlotte Kaprolat in Berlin. A few days later, the young couple left to spent their honeymoon in Italy for a month. Towards the end of their trip they spent more than a week in Rome, before returning to Berlin via Munich. The impressions of the first trip through Italy in 1907 already encouraged Pechstein to "pursue simplicity, generosity combined with beautiful color." To date hardly any works from the second trip are known in exhibitions and publications. In terms of color and line this watercolor in particular conveys the very spirited, generous lightness to which the young artist felt inspired by the southern landscape. [KT]



464
Hermann Max Pechstein
Italienische Landschaft, 1911.
Watercolor and charcoal
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 28,200
Sold:
€ 37,500 / $ 35,250

(incl. surcharge)