Mädchen und Soldat. Um 1915/16.
With the estate stamp of the Kunstmuseum Basel (Lugt 1570b) and the hand-written registration number "B Be/Bi 35" on the reverse. On yellowish wove paper. 29.9 x 17.9 cm (11.7 x 7 in), the full sheet. [CH].
• Family-owned for 60 years.
• Dynamically rendered figure study with a narrative expressiveness.
• Nearly cinematic image section.
• The drawing was presumably made in connection with the painting "Soldat und Mädchen zwischen bunten Vorhängen" (1916, Gordon 459).
This work is documented at the Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Archive, Wichtrach/Bern.
PROVENANCE: From the artist's estate (Davos 1938, Kunstmuseum Basel 1946).
Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett Roman Norbert Ketterer, Stuttgart (1954).
Galerie Nierendorf, Berlin.
Private collection (acquired from the above in 1962).
Ever since family-owned.
EXHIBITION: E. L. Kirchner, Galerie Nierendorf, Berlin, November 20, 1961 - February 28, 1962, cat. no. 21 (with illu.).
Fine overall impression. Edges slightly irregularly trimmed by the artist. With mainly diagonal wrinkles, particularly in margins and in lower part like both bottom corners. With an unobtrusive diagonal creasing in center.
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