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122000392
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
Liegender Akt, 1961.
Colored chalk
Starting bid: € 2,000 / $ 2,160
Liegender Akt. 1961.
Colored chalk over India ink drawing.
Signed in lower right. On creme wove paper. 39.8 x 50.3 cm (15.6 x 19.8 in), nearly the full sheet. [CH].

• The female nude has been at the center of Karl Schmidt-Rottluff's artistic work since 1911.
• At the time the drawing was created, the artist was already looking back on a great artistic career.
• A few years earlier, a comprehensive monograph with a provisional catalogue raisonné of Will Grohmann's oil paintings was published.
• In 1964, Schmidt-Rottluff's works were shown in a large-scale retrospective in Hanover, Essen, Frankfurt am Main and Berlin.
• Schmidt-Rottluff also initiated the construction of the Brücke Museum in the 1960s by donating 75 of his own works to the state of Berlin
.

The work is registered in the archive of the Karl and Emy Schmidt-Rottluff Foundation, Berlin.

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, p. 428, SHG no. 775 (illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 130, SHG no. 297 (illu.).

In fine condition with strong colors. Minimally browned in the edges and with very few, minimal creases, finger marks and rubbings. [JS]



122000392
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
Liegender Akt, 1961.
Colored chalk
Starting bid: € 2,000 / $ 2,160