Sale: 342 / Modern Art / Sideways, Dec. 03. 2008 in Munich Lot 85

 
Rosa Schafer - Woman at Noon


 
85
Rosa Schafer
Woman at Noon, 1940.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 2,500 / $ 2,850
Sold:
€ 2,928 / $ 3.337

(incl. 22% surcharge)
Lot description

Woman at Noon. 1940s.
Oil on canvas.
Monogrammed lower right. 63 : 87,7 cm (24,8 : 34,5 in). Rosa Schafer, née Krombert, lived in Vienna until the early 1920s as a lyric poet and sculptor. In 1922 she married Ernst Schafer, a journalist, theatre and art critic, and moved with him to Munich. Their son, Wolfgang, was born a year later but the couple divorced in 1925 and Rosa stayed in Munich. In 1938, however, she emigrated to England, where she made a name for herself as a painter and printmaker. Not all that much is known about her work; her œuvre has yet to be discovered, a rewarding task for the future. The present composition of closed colour fields in an exquisitely subtle palette looks both delicate and sublime. The artist’s preoccupation with Cubist and even Constructivist tendencies is apparent. [BR]

PROVENIENZ: Collection Spermann/Knorr, Berlin.
AUSSTELLUNG: Summer Salon, The Royal Institute Galleries, 19. Picadilly London (with the label on the stretcher).

Good overall impression. Partially with small traces of dirt and rubbing on the colour surface, partly with minor colour flakings, mainly on the lower left.

85
Rosa Schafer
Woman at Noon, 1940.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 2,500 / $ 2,850
Sold:
€ 2,928 / $ 3.337

(incl. 22% surcharge)