Sale: 533 / Modern Art Day Sale and Gerlinger Collection, Dec. 10. 2022 in Munich Lot 441

 

441
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
Sommerblumen, 1909.
Watercolor and India ink
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 36,800
Sold:
€ 50,000 / $ 46,000

(incl. surcharge)
Sommerblumen. 1909.
Watercolor and India ink.
Lower right signed and dated. Verso inscribed "Sommerblumen“. On delicate J. Whatman paper (with truncated watermark). 44 x 56.1 cm (17.3 x 22 in), size of sheet.
[AM].
• Characterful early work in brilliant colors.
• From the modern art collection of Dr. Johannes Schürer.
• Expressive still life from 1909, a year of great importance for the development of Schmidt-Rottluff's watercolor technique
.

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

PROVENANCE: Collection Dr. Johannes Schürer, Mülheim an der Ruhr (presumably since the 1930s, probably acquired from Commeter in 1933).
Ever since family-owned.

LITERATURE: Galerie Commeter Hamburg, Freiwillige Versteigerung einer Hamburgischen Sammlung nebst Beiträgen: Original Handzeichnungen, Radierungen, Lithographien, Holzschnitte von Künstlern des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts (…), auction on May 18 and 19, 1933 (catalog no. 58), lot 366.




441
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
Sommerblumen, 1909.
Watercolor and India ink
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 36,800
Sold:
€ 50,000 / $ 46,000

(incl. surcharge)