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122000503
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Liegender Akt am Strand von Fehmarn, 1912.
Charcoal drawing
Starting bid: € 7,000 / $ 7,490
Liegender Akt am Strand von Fehmarn. 1912.
Charcoal drawing.
Dated, titled and inscribed on the reverse by a hand other than that of the artist, there also with the estate stamp of the Kunstmuseum Basel (Lugt 1570b) and the handwritten registration number "K Dre /Bg 173". On brownish paper. 34.5 x 57.7 cm (13.5 x 22.7 in), size of sheet. [CH].


• Intimate, large-format sketch from the sought-after Berlin period.
• E. L. Kirchner spent the summer months of 1912 on Fehmarn with his partner Erna Schilling, whom he had met at a dance hall in Berlin that same year.
• For E. L. Kirchner and the other artists of the "Brücke", the casual nudity outdoors was a major source of inspiration and a characteristic trait of their expressionist work.
• In the same year, he also created the painting "Ins Meer Schreitende" (Staatsgalerie Stuttgart) with a similar motif
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PROVENANCE: Artist's estate (Davos 1938, Kunstmuseum Basel 1946).
Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett Roman Norbert Ketterer, Stuttgart (1954).
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: Heinz Spielmann (ed.), Die Maler der Brücke. Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Stuttgart 1995, p. 159, SHG no. 163 (illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 326, SHG no. 740 (illu.).

"Of course, as it was the case at the Moritzburg Lakes, we bathed, painted and drew naked.“
E. L. Kirchner, 1912, diary entry, quoted from: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner-Verein Fehmarn e.V. (ed.), Fehmarn. Kirchners Paradies, Kiel 2010, p. 10.

Overall, slightly creased, somewhat stronger in the left and right margins. Upper edge slightly irregular. Isolated tiny creases. A tiny tear in the upper left margin.



122000503
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Liegender Akt am Strand von Fehmarn, 1912.
Charcoal drawing
Starting bid: € 7,000 / $ 7,490