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123000591
Kurt Schwitters
Djupvand mit Regenhimmel, 1935.
Oil
Starting bid: € 4,500 / $ 4,815
Djupvand mit Regenhimmel. Um 1935.
Oil on cardboard.
59.5 x 49.5 cm (23.4 x 19.4 in). [JS].


• Fascinating example of Schwitters' energetic, figurative landscape painting, which the artist continued throughout his entire oeuvre alongside his Dadaist work.
• Atmospheric portrait of the massive, untouched nature in his new adopted home of Norway.
• From 1930 to 1936, Schwitters spent the summer months in Norway, mainly at Hotel Djupsvashytta on Lake Djupvand, where the present work was created, and on the island of Hjertøya.
• In the summer of 1932, Schwitters rented a cabin on the island of Hjertøya, which he began to turn into one of his famous "Merzbauten" over the following years.
• Due to his increasing political defamation through the National Socialists, Schwitters decided not to return to Germany at the height of his international recognition in late 1936
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PROVENANCE: August Löhdefink, Hanover (gifted from the artist).
Private collection, Gehrden (until 1987, inherited).
ERC Frankonia Rückversicherungs-AG, Munich (acquired in 1987: Ketterer - 2002).
Private collection Hanover (acquired in 2002: Grisebach, ever since famiuly-owned).

EXHIBITION: Kurt Schwitters, Sprengel Museum, Hanover, February 4 - April 20, 1986, cat. no. 23.

LITERATURE: Karin Orchard / Isabel Schulz, Kurt Schwitters. Catalogue raisonné, vol. 2, Hanover 2003, p. 462, no. 1974 (illu. in black-and-white)
Kurt Schwitters, Sprengel Museum, Hanover, February 4 - April 20, 1986, cat. no. 23 (only in first edition).
Galerie Wolfgang Ketterer, Munich, auction in June 1987, lot no. 982 (illu. 989).
Schwitters in Norwegen. Arbeiten, Dokumente, Ansichten, ed. by Klaus Stadtmüller, Hanover 1997, p. 31 (illu.).
Villa Grisebach Auktionen, Berlin, November 2002, lot no. 301 (illu.).
Ulrich Krempel/Karin Orchard/Isabel Schulz, introduction, in: Kurt Schwitters. Catalogue raisonné, vol. 2 1923-1936, Hanover 2003, p. 12.

In good condition. Edges faintly bumped in places. With a few small, expertly retouched spots in the margins. Surface minimally rubbed in places and slightly soiled in places.
The condition report was compiled in daylight with the help of an ultraviolet light and to the best of knowledge.



123000591
Kurt Schwitters
Djupvand mit Regenhimmel, 1935.
Oil
Starting bid: € 4,500 / $ 4,815