Sale: 533 / Modern Art Day Sale and Gerlinger Collection, Dec. 10. 2022 in Munich Lot 524

 

524
Emil Nolde
Frauenkopf mit schwarzem Haar, Um 1920.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 36,800
Sold:
€ 50,000 / $ 46,000

(incl. surcharge)
Frauenkopf mit schwarzem Haar. Um 1920.
Watercolor.
Twice signed in lower right. Verso with the stamp of the Nolde Foundation, Seebüll. On wove paper. 54 x 41 cm (21.2 x 16.1 in), size of sheet.
[AM].
• Nolde's watercolors testify to his virtuoso feel for colors and structures.
• The young lady virtually grows right out of the freely flowing colors.
• Family-owned for almost 60 years
.

Accompanied by a photo expertise from Prof. Dr. Manfred Reuther, Klockries, dated November 4, 2022. The work is registered in his archive with the number "Nolde A - 255/2022“.

PROVENANCE: From the artist's estate (until 1964).
Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia (from 1964, Galerie Commeter, Hamburg).
Ever since family-owned.

Portraits make for a fascinating group of works in Emil Nolde's oeuvre. Surprisingly, these works hardly received the same attention as his flower still lifes and landscapes. This is particularly astonishing given that most of his portraits unfold an almost magical presence and a captivating expressiveness. A relatively small number of these works must be understood as portraits in a narrower sense, because Nolde is more concerned with visualizing the sitters’ character, feelings and moods than with the exact description of their appearance. A lively facial expression, a challenging look - he strives to express their individuality. Through Nolde's ability to characterize these qualities in an extremely differentiated way, he gives his depictions a liveliness that is unparalleled among the portraits of this period. [AM]



524
Emil Nolde
Frauenkopf mit schwarzem Haar, Um 1920.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 36,800
Sold:
€ 50,000 / $ 46,000

(incl. surcharge)