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121003004
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
Melancholie, 1914.
Woodcut
Starting bid: € 5,000 / $ 5,350
Melancholie. 1914.
Woodcut.
Signed. On Zanders laid paper (with watermark). 50 x 38.7 cm (19.6 x 15.2 in). Sheet: 62 x 50,8 cm (24,4 x 20 in).
From the portfolio "Schmidt-Rottluff. 10 Holzschnitte", Verlag Graphisches Kabinett I.B. Neumann, Berlin 1919. Printed by Fritz Voigt, Berlin. [KT].

• Reference to the icon of graphic art, Dürer's "Melencolia".
• Schmidt-Rottluff measures himself against his great role model on an equal footing using his own technique.
• Created in the historic year of 1914
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PROVENANCE: 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: Rosa Schapire, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Graphisches Werk bis 1923, [Berlin 1924] reprint New York 1987, no. H 139 (illu. in black and white, plate vol.).
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Heinz Spielmann (ed.), Die Maler der Brücke. Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Stuttgart 1995, pp. 368f., SHG no. 614 (illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 69, SHG no. 126 (illu.).

In good condition. Sheet minimally browned and with small faint spots. Margins outside the image slightly creased, with isolated faint smoothed creases.



121003004
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
Melancholie, 1914.
Woodcut
Starting bid: € 5,000 / $ 5,350