Auction "Online Only", ends in: 18 day(s) Lot 122000084

Erich Heckel
Stiere, 1908.
Starting bid: € 3,000 / $ 3,240
Stiere. 1908.
Signed and numbered. Monogrammed in printing block. One of to date 12 known copies, all presumably belatedly signed and dated. On creme paper. 24.5 x 33.6 cm (9.6 x 13.2 in). Sheet: 42,5 x 54,2 cm (16,8 x 21,3 in).

• From the best "Brücke" period.
• Outstanding example of the innovative "Brücke" artists' powerful and dynamic treatment of the wooden block.
• Rare. One of only twelve known examples.
• Only two copies have ever been offered on the international auction market (source:
• The majority of the prints are now in important public collections, among them the Museum Folkwang, Essen, the Brücke-Museum Berlin, the Kupferstichkabinett Berlin and the British Museum, London

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: Annemarie und Wolf-Dieter Dube, Erich Heckel. Das Graphische Werk, vol. 1: Holzschnitte, New York 1964, no. H 159 II (of II).
Renate Ebner, Andreas Gabelmann, Hans Geissler, Erich Heckel. Werkverzeichnis der Druckgraphik, vol. 1: 1903-1913, Munich 2021, no. 269 H.
Heinz Spielmann (ed.), Die Maler der Brücke. Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Stuttgart 1995, p. 170, SHG no. 188 (illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 160, SHG no. 359 (illu.).

In good condition. Deep black print with wide margins.