Sale: 533 / Modern Art Day Sale and Gerlinger Collection, Dec. 10. 2022 in Munich Lot 523

 

523
Oskar Moll
Alpenveilchenstilleben mit zwei Kannen, 1942.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 18,400
Sold:
€ 22,500 / $ 20,700

(incl. surcharge)
Alpenveilchenstilleben mit zwei Kannen. 1942.
Oil on canvas.
Salzmann 478. Lower left signed and dated. Verso of the stretcher inscribed "Prof.Oskar Moll Stilleben 1942"and "(2)" by a hand other than that of the artist. 66 x 55 cm (25.9 x 21.6 in).

• Light is the key theme in Oskar Moll's oeuvre.
• Oskar Moll helped new artistic ideas of the early 20th century to their breakthrough, not only as teacher at the Breslau Academy.
• Privately-owned for more than 45 years.
• Works by Oskar Moll are at, among others, the Sprengel Museum, Hanover, the Bavarian State Painting Collections, Munich, the Národni Galerie v Praze, Prague, and the Museum Ludwig, Cologne
.

We are grateful to Dr. Gerhard Leistner for his kind expert advice. The work will find mention in the new catalogue raisonné (www.oskarmoll.info).

PROVENANCE: From the artist's studio.
Berthold Müller-Oerlinghausen (obtained from the above, presumably in 1943, presumably until 1963)
Galerie Alexander Gebhardt, Munich.
Private collection Baden-Württemberg (acquired from the above in 1976, ever since family-owned).

EXHIBITION: Galerie Alexander Gebhardt, Munich, Ausstellung Alter und neuer Meister, 1975.

LITERATURE: Karl & Faber München, Kunst 19. - 20. Jahrhundert - ostasiatische Veduten, auction 87, November 6, 1963, lot 1431.
Lempertz Köln, Kunst des XX. Jahrhunderts. Gemälde, Plastik, Aquarelle, Handzeichnungen, Graphik, darunter der Kunstnachlass Chichio Haller Trillhaase, Zürich - Düsseldorf, auction 478, May 26, 1964, lot 441.
Neumeister KG, vorm. Münchener Kunstversteigerungshaus Adolf Weinmüller, Freiwillige Versteigerung aus verschiedenem Besitz - moderne Kunst, auction 120, May 19, 1969, lot 284, illu. plate 13.
Weltkunst. Zeitschrift für Kunst und Antiquitäten vol. 45, no. 12 from June 15, 1975, p. 1043.

Oskar Moll, born in 1875, belongs to the generation of artists who helped new artistic ideas of the 20th century to a breakthrough. Moll met Matisse in Paris and founded the "Académie Matisse", together with his wife Marg Moll and Hans Purrmann. He remained closely associated with the artist throughout his life. Formally, the inspiration he received from his encounter with works by Matisse are easy to understand. However, the delicate and light colors of his still life are quite individual. A lyrically differentiated composition canon determined by bright colors prevails. [EH]



523
Oskar Moll
Alpenveilchenstilleben mit zwei Kannen, 1942.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 18,400
Sold:
€ 22,500 / $ 20,700

(incl. surcharge)