Sale: 547 / Modern Art Day Sale, Dec. 09. 2023 in Munich Lot 450

 

450
Otto Mueller
Zwei Knaben im Wasser und ein Mädchen am Ufer, 1918.
Lithograph, with watercolors
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 21,400
Sold:
€ 25,400 / $ 27,178

(incl. surcharge)
Zwei Knaben im Wasser und ein Mädchen am Ufer. 1918.
Lithograph, with watercolors.
Karsch 76 I (of II). Signed and inscribed "6" with blue chalks onthe reverse . One of the few hand-colored copies from a total of 8 copies of the firts printing state. On fine smooth copper plate printing paper. 23.5 x 29.5 cm (9.2 x 11.6 in). Sheet: 30,8 x 26,5 cm (12,1 x 10,4 in).
Printed by Otto Mueller. [JS].
• Rare. First hand-colored copy on the international auctions market (artprice.com).
• The catalogue raisonné by Karsch (1975) mentions a copy with watercolors in possession of Galerie Nierendorf, Berlin.
• At the same time one of the rare hand-made prints by the artist mnade before the edition of the second printing state published by Gustav Kiepenheuer for the magazine "Das Kunstblatt".
• This rare first state still shows the plants in the lower margin and the stronger facial contours of the one boy, as well as the dark wave lines, which are no longer present in the prints of the edition
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PROVENANCE: Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia.




450
Otto Mueller
Zwei Knaben im Wasser und ein Mädchen am Ufer, 1918.
Lithograph, with watercolors
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 21,400
Sold:
€ 25,400 / $ 27,178

(incl. surcharge)