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Erich Heckel
Haus mit Turm, 1908.
Starting bid: € 12,000 / $ 12,960
Haus mit Turm. 1908.
Watercolor and color chalks.
Lower rigth signed and dated, lower left titled. On firm paper. 36.3 x 46 cm (14.2 x 18.1 in), size of sheet. [JS].

• Technically fascinating work from the "Brücke" days: In a dynamic flow, Heckel put accentuations and contours in strong colors over the glazing and airy gray-brown watercolors.
• Fine example of the extraordinary graphic innovativeness of the "Brücke" artists.
• Heckel's painting "Haus mit Turm" (1908) was confiscated from the 'Museum der Bildenen Künste' in Leipzig and has been considered lost since

The work is registered in the Erich Heckel Estate, Hemmenhofen on Lake Constance. We are grateful to Mrs Renate Ebner and Mr Hans Geissler for the kind support in cataloging this lot.

PROVENANCE: From the artist's estate (until 1982).
Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Würzburg (with the collector's stamp on the reverse, Lugt 6032).

EXHIBITION: Maler der Brücke in Dangast von 1907 bis 1912, ed. by Gerhard Wieteck, Oldenburger Kunstverein 1957, cat. no. 97.
Kunst in Dresden 18.-20. Jahrhundert, Kurpfälzisches Museum, Heidelberg 1964, cat. no. 215.
Erich Heckel 1883-1970, Aquarelle - Zeichnungen. Ausstellung zum 1000. Geburtstag des Malers, Städtische Galerie Würzburg, 1983, no. 1.
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).
Expressiv! Die Künstler der Brücke. Die Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Albertina Vienna, June 1 - August 26, 2007, cat. no. 98, pp. 118-119 (with illu.).
Buchheim Museum, Bernried (permanent loan from the Hermann Gerlinger Collection, 2017-2022)
Erich Heckel. Einfühlung und Ausdruck, Buchheim Museum, Bernried, October 31, 2020 – March 7, 2021, p. 101 (with illu).

LITERATURE: Erich Heckel, Roman Norbert Ketterer, Stuttgart 1966, cat. no. 6.
Erich Heckel. Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, Druckgraphik. Galleria Henze, 30th catalog, Campione d`Italia 1979, cat. no. 15.
Georg Reinhardt, Die frühe "Brücke", Beiträge zur Geschichte und zum Werk der Dresdner Künstlergruppe "Brücke", in: Brücke Archiv, vol. 9/10, Berlin 1977/78, p. 135.
Heinz Spielmann (ed.), Die Maler der Brücke. Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Stuttgart 1995, p. 170, SHG no. 187 (with illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 159, SHG no. 358 (with illu.).

Good overall impression. Slightly foxed and slightly discolored, more obvious in right margin. Margins with isolated kinks and rubbings. Lower corners slightly crimped. With mounting residue on the reverse of the upper corners, slightly pushing through to recto.

Erich Heckel
Haus mit Turm, 1908.
Starting bid: € 12,000 / $ 12,960