Sale: 530 / Evening Sale / The Hermann Gerlinger Collection, June 10. 2022 in Munich Lot 22

 

22
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Das Boskett in Dresden, 1911.
Pencil drawing
Estimate:
€ 10,000 / $ 9,200
Sold:
€ 27,500 / $ 25,300

(incl. surcharge)
Das Boskett in Dresden. 1911.
Pencil drawing.
Verso with the estate stamp of the Kunstmuseum Basel (Lugt 1570 b) and the hand-written registration number "B Dre/Ab 17". On creme wove paper. 27.3 x 34.3 cm (10.7 x 13.5 in), size of sheet. [CH].

• Kirchner also eternalized the bosquet on Albert Square in Dresden in a painting of the same name from the same year (Gordon 198).
• Charming and atmospheric street scene from the heyday of the "Brücke".
• Until 1915 townscapes were among the most important subjects in the artist's oeuvre
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PROVENANCE: Artist's estate (Davos 1938, Kunstmuseum Basel 1946).
Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett Roman Norbert Ketterer, Stuttgart (1954).
Galerie Nierendorf, Berlin (1967).
Collection Hermann Gerlinger, Würzburg (with the collector stamp).

EXHIBITION: 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).
Der Blick auf Fränzi und Marcella. Zwei Modelle der "Brücke"-Künstler Heckel, Kirchner und Pechstein, Sprengelmuseum Hanover, August 29, 2010 - Janaury 9, 2011; Stiftung Moritzburg, Kunstmuseum des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt, Halle (Saale), February 6 - May 1, 2011, cat. no. 83 (with illu.)
Buchheim Museum, Bernried (permanent loan from Collection Hermann Gerlinger, 2017-2022).

LITERATURE: Heinz Spielmann (editor), Die Maler der Brücke. Collection Hermann Gerlinger, Stuttgart 1995, S. 156, SHG no. 152 (with illu.).
Konstanze Rudert, Dresdner Motive in den Werken der Künstlergemeinschaft "Brücke", in: ex. cat. Die Brücke in Dresden 1905-1911, Galerie Neue Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Nuremberg 2001/2002, p. 387 (with illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (editor), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Collection Hermann Gerlinger, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 320, SHG no. 720 (with illu.).

Kirchner repeatedly rendered the surroundings of Albertplatz in Dresden in drawings characterized by great love for detail, for example in pencil drawings as in this one, in colored chalks or in lithographs, as well as in the large painting: "Das Boskett - Platz in Dresden" (1911 ), which is the most popular depiction. Where the circular square has its northern exit, not far from the Albert Theater, there are two decorative bosquets with exotic plants - plantain or banana trees - in the middle of round decorative lattices on both sides of the then very narrow thoroughfare. In this work Kirchner was looking at the beginning of Bautzner Strasse. The bosquet conceals the artesian well. In mid left we see a tram stop that still exists today, behind it a house with a mansard roof, followed by a taller building. These two houses stood between the artesian well and the junction with Alaunstraße. Kirchner enlivened his street paintings with passers-by to emphasize the urban atmosphere. [MvL]



22
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Das Boskett in Dresden, 1911.
Pencil drawing
Estimate:
€ 10,000 / $ 9,200
Sold:
€ 27,500 / $ 25,300

(incl. surcharge)