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122000546
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Taunustannen, 1916.
Woodcut
Starting bid: € 8,000 / $ 8,560
Taunustannen. 1916.
Woodcut.
Inscribed "Eigendruck" and "I". Inscribed with the artist's name by Erna Schilling. Dated "15" and titled on the reverse. There also with teh estate stamp of the Kunstmuseum Basel (Lugt 1570 b) and the hand-written registration number "H 249 I". One of only eight known copies and the only known copy from this first, original printing state. Auf Velin. 47.5 x 34.5 cm (18.7 x 13.5 in). Sheet: 56 x 36,5 cm (22 x 14,3 in).
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• The only known copy from the first, original state of printing and one of only eight known copies of this woodcut in total.
• One of these eight known copies is in the collection of the Sprengel Museum, Hanover.
• In 1915/1916, the artist spent several weeks at the Dr. Kohnstamm Sanatorium in Königstein im Taunus.
• Before Kirchner devoted himself to this motif more frequently after his move to Switzerland, he had already made the pointed forms of the dense fir forest in the Taunus Mountains the subject of his depiction.
• In the same year, Kirchner created a painting of the same name (Gordon 452, burned in 1945) as well as a sketch of the same name with a related motif (Presler Skb 52/55) and two lithographs (Gercken 792/793)
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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: Günther Gercken, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Kritisches Werkverzeichnis der Druckgraphik, vol. 3. (1912-1916), Bern 2015, no. 790 I (of III) (illu.).
Annemarie and Wolf-Dieter Dube, E. L. Kirchner. Das graphische Werk, Munich 1967, no. H 298.
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Heinz Spielmann (ed.), Die Maler der Brücke. Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Stuttgart 1995, p. 266, SHG no. 387 (illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 344, SHG no. 773 (illu.).

Strong impression in very good condition. The left edge slightly irregular. Small spot of corrosion in the upper margin, probably caused by a paper clip. Tiny paper tear in the center of the upper margin, but not at the edge. Three professionally closed or backed tears in the right edge of the sheet, partly extending into the image (up to 24mm). The application of paint minimally irregular in places, however, part of the work's nature.



122000546
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Taunustannen, 1916.
Woodcut
Starting bid: € 8,000 / $ 8,560