Sale: 533 / Modern Art Day Sale and Gerlinger Collection, Dec. 10. 2022 in Munich Lot 511

 

511
Emil Nolde
Rothaarige (Stephanie Wiesand)
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 90,000 - 120,000

 
$ 90,000 - 120,000

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Rothaarige (Stephanie Wiesand). 1947 .
Watercolor.
Lower right signed. On Japon. 45.6 x 35.1 cm (17.9 x 13.8 in), size of sheet.

• Expressive watercolor in fiery coloring.
• Through the execution in reduced manner and expressive colors, the representation unfolds an almost tangible presence.
• Characterful portrait of the German actress and photographer Stephanie Wiesand.
• In 1947, Nolde made the acquaintance of Wiesand in St. Peter-Ording, an encounter that would be formative for both.
• Still that year he sent the portrait to the actress as a Christmas present
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Accompanied by a photo expertise from Prof. Dr. Manfred Reuther, Klockries, dated October 23, 2022. The work is registered in his archive under the number "Nolde A - 253/2022“.

PROVENANCE: Stephanie Wiesand, Baden-Baden (gifted from the artist).
Private collection Norther Germany (since 2003, Galerie Bierhinkel, Rheinau-Freistett).

Called up: December 10, 2022 - ca. 18.58 h +/- 20 min.

The inspiring exchange with dancers, musicians, poets and actors was a significant incentive for Emil Nolde's artistic exploration, also in earlier creative periods. When the painter met the young actress Stephanie Wiesand (1912 – unknown) in the North Sea spa St. Peter-Ording in 1947, an intensive acquaintanceship developed between the two, which was accompanied by lively correspondence. The time they spent together at the North Sea was characterized by an intensive exchange: After the dramatic loss of his wife Ada a year earlier, Wiesand read the artist his memoirs and comforted him.

The present watercolor was probably created during one of the encounters between Wiesand and Nolde in this context. Here Nolde characterizes the actress with strong orange-red hair and blue contour lines and facial features, with a particular emphasis on the delicately executed eyes. The delicately differentiated mouth clearly stands out in its colorfulness. The sparse use of details enables Nolde to increase the expressiveness of face and colors. The resulting presence of the portrayed actress seems almost tangible due to the delicate, sculptural and yet seemingly spontaneous modeling.This extraordinary work is impressive proof of Emil Nolde's pronounced ability to reproduce delicate mood values in his portraits. In a letter to the sitter, the artist expresses himself in a significant way: "I just ask you not to say that it's you, it's not a portrait, it's just a little picture" (Emil Nolde in a letter to Stephanie Wiesand from December 4th, 1949). Rather than describing the external characteristics of the person shown, Nolde is more interested in moods and emotions, in order to make the subjective impression of those portrayed tangible and effective. In the series of such portraits, this extraordinary sheet is a representation of unique presence and direct expressiveness. [AM]



 

Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right compensation for Emil Nolde "Rothaarige (Stephanie Wiesand)"
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Differential taxation:
Hammer price up to 500,000 €: herefrom 32 % premium.
The share of the hammer price exceeding 500,000 € is subject to a premium of 27 % and is added to the premium of the share of the hammer price up to 500,000 €.
The share of the hammer price exceeding 2,500,000 € is subject to a premium of 22 % and is added to the premium of the share of the hammer price up to 2,500,000 €.
The buyer's premium contains VAT, however, it is not shown.

Regular taxation:
Hammer price up to 500,000 €: herefrom 25 % premium.
The share of the hammer price exceeding 500,000 € is subject to a premium of 20% and is added to the premium of the share of the hammer price up to 500,000 €.
The share of the hammer price exceeding 2,500,000 € is subject to a premium of 15% and is added to the premium of the share of the hammer price up to 2,500,000 €.
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another 0.5 % for the part of the sale proceeds from 350,000.01 to 500,000 euros and
another 0.25 % of the hammer price over 500,000 euros.
The maximum total of the resale right fee is EUR 12,500.

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