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122000420
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Musapflanze im Park (Bürgerwiese in Dresden), 1906.
Woodcut
Starting bid: € 3,000 / $ 3,240
Musapflanze im Park (Bürgerwiese in Dresden). 1906.
Woodcut.
Inscribed "K 272" by a hand other than that of the artist. One of only three known copies. On brownish wove paper. 25 x 34.7 cm (9.8 x 13.6 in), the full sheet. [CH].

• One of only three known copies, one of which is museum-owned (Städtische Sammlungen, Tübingen).
• Only one other copy of this woodcut has been offered on the international auction market in the last 35 years (source: artprice.com).
• In the same year, he created the painting "Im Park" (formerly Hermann Gerlinger Collection), with a flickering color structure that the artist transferred to the woodcut in a particularly successful way.
• With their novel, unconventional prints, Kirchner and the "Brücke" artists breathed new life into the then unpopular medium of printmaking
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PROVENANCE: Barbara Wentzel, Stuttgart (inherited from Prof. Hans Wentzel, presumably in 1975).
Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Würzburg (acquired from the above in 1991, 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: Gustav Schiefler, Die Graphik Ernst Ludwig Kirchners, vol. 1 (until 1916), Berlin 1924/26, no. H 42.
Annemarie and Wolf-Dieter Dube, E. L. Kirchner. Das graphische Werk, Munich 1967, no. H 74.
Günther Gercken, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Kritisches Werkverzeichnis der Druckgraphik, vol. 1 (1-272, 1904-1908), Bern 2013, no. 98.
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Heinz Spielmann (ed.), Die Maler der Brücke. Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Stuttgart 1995, p. 134, SHG no. 106 (illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 292, SHG no. 659 (illu.).

In good condition. However, the sheet trimmed to the image's format. The lower left corner of the sheet with a minimal crease. A professionally closed tear in the upper right corner of the sheet.



122000420
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Musapflanze im Park (Bürgerwiese in Dresden), 1906.
Woodcut
Starting bid: € 3,000 / $ 3,240