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122000595
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Bäume am Hang (Sonniges Haus), 1934.
Chalk drawing
Starting bid: € 5,000 / $ 5,400
Bäume am Hang (Sonniges Haus). 1934.
Black Chalk drawing over pencil.
Lower left signed and dated "34". Dated "35" and titled "Sonniges Haus" on the reverse. On firm creme wove paper. 36 x 50.5 cm (14.1 x 19.8 in), the full sheet. [CH].


• The following year, he created the closely related painting "Bündner Landschaft mit Sonnenstrahlen" (Gordon 1014).
• It was created in the solitude of Kirchner's last retreat, the Wildbodenhaus, in the Sertig Valley near Davos.
• The artist depicts the Swiss mountains surrounding him in an abstract, reduced form, in bold, striking strokes.
• Kirchner depicts the landscape around Davos with the same intensity as his earlier depictions of city life in Berlin.
• Due to the almost ornamental hatching pattern, two-dimensional shading and parallel lines, research frequently refers to Kirchner's style of the late Davos years as "carpet style"
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The present work is documented in the Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Archive, Wichtrach/Bern.

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: Heinz Spielmann (ed.), Die Maler der Brücke. Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Stuttgart 1995, pp. 282f., SHG no. 418 (illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 364, SHG no. 808 (illu.).

Characteristic drawing in very good condition. The right margin of the sheet irregularly trimmed, probably from the making. A small, light water stain in the upper left margin.



122000595
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Bäume am Hang (Sonniges Haus), 1934.
Chalk drawing
Starting bid: € 5,000 / $ 5,400