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122000498
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Fehmarnküste, 1912.
Chalk drawing
Starting bid: € 7,000 / $ 7,490
Fehmarnküste. 1912.
Black Chalk drawing.
Lower left signed. With the estate stamp of the Kunstmuseum Basel (Lugt 1570 b) and the handwritten registration number "K Be / Aa 9" on the reverse. On firm wove paper. 34.8 x 49 cm (13.7 x 19.2 in), the full sheet. [CH].

• First published as early as in 1925 (Will Grohman, Kirchner-Zeichnungen).
• Created during Kirchner's third summer stay on the island of Fehmarn.
• The island not only became E. L. Kirchner's favorite retreat but also an almost inexhaustible source of inspiration.
• The characteristic large rocks on the beach can also be found in most of the artist's landscape paintings from this period.
• The self-confident lines and strong outlines, the abstracted forms and the unusual perspective of the high horizon line and close-up view of the motif are particularly striking.
• Kirchner uses a very similar composition in his painting "Badende (Fehmarn)" in connection with two bathing female nudes (1912, Osthaus Museum, Hagen)
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PROVENANCE: Artist's estate (Davos 1938, Kunstmuseum Basel 1946).
Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Würzburg (with the collector's stamp, Lugt 6032).

EXHIBITION: Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum, Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig (permanent loan from the Hermann Gerlinger Collection, 1995-2001).
Kunstmuseum Moritzburg, Halle an der Saale (permanent loan from the Hermann Gerlinger Collection, 2001-2017).
Buchheim Museum, Bernried (permanent loan from the Hermann Gerlinger Collection, 2017-2022).

LITERATURE: Will Grohmann, Zeichnungen von E. L. Kirchner, Dresden 1925, cat. no. 37 (illu.).
Heinz Spielmann (ed.), Die Maler der Brücke. Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Stuttgart 1995, p. 159, SHG no. 162 (illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 326, SHG no. 738 (illu.).

In good condition. The outer margin minimally sunned, edges slightly irregular and with a few small tears. A diagonal crease in the upper right, slightly creased in the area of the lower left corner. The lower margin with a few small, backed paper tears.



122000498
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Fehmarnküste, 1912.
Chalk drawing
Starting bid: € 7,000 / $ 7,490